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Q & A Chapter 11

Exercise Electro Q & A

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What is ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY? The recording of an ECG and monitoring of a patient during active/medication induced exercise to diagnose problems that do not occur when the patient is at rest.
Name at least 3 other names known for this test? Exercise tolerance test-treadmill stress test-cardiac stress test- stress ECG- Exercise stess test
What is NON-INVASIVE Does not require entrance into a body cavity, tissue or blood vessel
Does a physician need to be present when doing a electrocardiography? Yes
What is NON-INVASIVE Does not require entrance into a body cavity, tissue or blood vessel
Does a physician need to be present when doing a electrocardiography? Yes (Test Purpose this is the answer)
During the Exercise Electrocardiography what is being monitored ECG-Blood Pressure- Heart Rate - Skin Temp - Oxygen level - Physical appearance
What is the MA's most important responsibility during the electrocardiography exercise? Providing for Safety and be prepared for a 911 emergency
As a healthcare provider you may also be responsible for providing what to the patient? Educate and prepare the patient prior to the procedure
What should you instruct the patient to report to you during the test? ANY Chest pains, dizzines, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms they may have
As the MA you should be observing for what? Abnormalities, physical changes or complaints which could indicate a problem.
Failure to report abnormal blood pressure or other complications can result in what? Severe patient problems and inaccurate test results
Electrocardiography evaluates what? How the heart and blood vessels respond to physical activity
Typically performed when a physician suspects what? (CVD) Coronary Vascular Disease
What is a (CVD) Coronary Vascular Disease Usually due to Atherosclerosis, when plaque forms in the blood vessels from an accumulation of excess fat.
ST Depression may indicate what? Myocardial Ischemia
Certain medications may also cause ST Depressions. Name a drug. Digitalis
Created by: spoon6464