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Exercise ECG



The cardio-vascular system provides our body with oxygen and nutrients. In the event of irregularities in the heart, blood vessels or lungs, there are several diagnostic procedures to identify the origin of such.


Ergometry is used to observe and assess the blood pressure, heart rate, potential arrhythmia or circulatory problems of the heart, the oxygen uptake and, with it, the patient’s physical condition and shape. Usually patients are examined in repose. Only ergometry allows examining the patient’s cardio-vascular system under physical strain. The exam takes at least 6 minutes during which the patient is sitting on a bicycle ergometer.



ECG patterns, the heart rate (“pulse”) and blood pressure can indicate circulatory problems of the cardiac muscle. They can show the physical conditions, reveal pathological blood pressure peaks under strain that otherwise cannot be detected or possible arrhythmia (often appearing after physical strain). The exam is simple, but a valuable tool for diagnostics. For you as a patient there is no need for any preparation. However, sportswear and sneakers would be recommendable during the exam.


Spiroergometry can be used to get some additional data, above all on someone’s physical condition. It measures the respiratory gases of every breath with a mask. Through this, the so-called “anaerobic threshold” can be determined, an important value for ambitiously training people. Spiroergometry tells us whether we are “in good shape” and, with this, what is required for training effectively.