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stress test

n.
1. A graded test to measure an individual's heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.
2. A test performed on a system or organization to determine its susceptibility to failure under various conditions.

stress test

n
(Economics) a simulation designed to show how a person or thing functions when affected by adverse circumstances
vb
(Economics) (tr) to test (a person or thing) in this way

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n.
a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress test - a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
treadmill test - a stress test in which the patient walks on a moving treadmill while the heart and breathing rates are monitored
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The exercise stress test has been used to assess the cardiovascular performance of patients.
The methods for screening include an exercise stress test, CT scan of the coronary arteries, and an echocardiogram, among others.
For example the Mayo Clinic defines an exercise stress test this way:
If diagnostic testing is desired in low-risk individuals, Exercise stress test is a reasonable choice since it is cost-effective and noninvasive.
In clinical practice the Exercise Stress Test (EST) remains the commonest non-invasive technique used to provide physiological evidence of myocardial ischemia.
One month following his hospital discharge, his nuclear exercise stress test was consistent with both the suffered myocardial infarction and compromised blood supply, to another area of the heart, with the latter placing him at risk of another infarction.
According to the Association, the results of the Comprehensive Assessment, especially for Cyprus, show that "our banks have responded positively to the strict quality control requirements of the assets and exercise stress test and that is in a position to cope with future risks that might arise from a possible rapid deterioration of economic data.
Doctors use it to determine how hard a patient should exercise during a common diagnostic test known as the exercise stress test.
All patients (age > 18 years) who were without left ventricular (LV) bundle branch block with weight [less than or equal to] 120 kg and who were free from disseminated malignant disease and were able to perform a maximal bicycle exercise stress test were eligible for inclusion.
The patients also underwent an exercise stress test and a stress echocardiogram.