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TMT Test

Cardiology (TMT Test)

A healthy heart plays a crucial role in keeping the body’s organs functioning smoothly. The major factors that affect heart health include increased stress among individuals and changes in their lifestyles and diets. Exercise ECG (electrocardiogram) or treadmill test (TMT), also called a stress test, is a test which is used to monitor the functioning of the heart in people who have diabetes, are at risk for heart disease, have a history of heart disease, or have undergone a procedure related to the heart.

The treadmill test (TMT) or cardiac stress test is used to determine how far your heart can go before abnormal heart rhythms or reduced blood flow to the heart muscle occur. Doctors use it to observe your heart’s response to being pushed to a certain extent. Walking on a treadmill gradually becomes more difficult as the difficulty level is increased. Heart health is gauged by monitoring ECG, heart rate, and blood pressure throughout the process. Dr.Muthus Hospitals offers cutting-edge equipment and expert lab personnel to perform treadmill testing efficiently.

TMT is done for

  • The assessment of patients with chest pain, prognosis and severity of disease, screening for latent CAD, and evaluation of therapy.

  • Early detection of labile hypertension.

  • Patients with CHF, Arrhythmias, Coronary Heart Disease, and Valvular Disease are evaluated for their function and therapy.

At Dr.Muthus Hospitals, the TMT Test and procedures performed include-

Preparation For the TMT Test-

Procedure For the TMT Test-

Pre Procedure

During Procedure

  • About 30 minutes is usually required for the test.

  • Remove ornaments, a purse, a belt, etc. as well as change into a hospital gown.

  • Make sure your mobile device is in silent mode.

  • The technician will perform the procedure by cleaning the chest area, applying the gel, and then placing the electrodes.

  • You will be periodically checked on how you feel by the technician, while your BP and ECG are being monitored. Either you will be too tired or the ECG will reveal anomalies to end the test.

  • As you rest for four minutes, we will re-record both your blood pressure and your ECG.

  • Each electrode will be gently removed by the technician, and the excess gel on the chest will be wiped away with cotton and tissues.

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Post Procedure

There may be some symptoms such as dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, or trouble breathing for a few patients, but they will subside.

How is a TMT conducted?

The technician will take your blood pressure and ECG before you begin exercising so that they can measure your heart rate. You will then walk on a treadmill to burn calories. During this period, the rate of activity and difficulty level will gradually increase. Laboratory staff will ask you how you’re feeling at regular intervals.

Please let your doctor know if you are experiencing chest or arm discomfort, dizziness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, or any other unusual symptoms. During a treadmill stress test, it is considered normal for your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and sweating to increase. A member of the lab staff will also monitor your ECG continuously to see if anything indicates that the test should be stopped. After the test, you will walk for a few minutes more until you have cooled down. As soon as your ECG, blood pressure, and heart rate have normalised, the laboratory staff will continue monitoring them.

Dr.Muthus Hospitals Support

At Dr.Muthus Hospitals, treatment protocols are of international standards, and the staff is highly trained and multidisciplinary. In addition to minimally invasive procedures, we strive to provide our patients with complete end-to-end care and assistance, including shorter recovery periods and hospital stays. Dr.Muthus Hospital Department of cardiology has been known for superior patient care, technological advancements, and minimally invasive, advanced, and modern surgical methods.


When you walk on a treadmill, you can do an electrocardiogram (ECG). The Treadmill Test is also known as the Treadmill Test. The heartbeat is monitored during this test. You can also perform it while cycling on a stationary bike. During a TMT test for the heart, blood pressure and breaths per minute are monitored. The TMT is also called the stress test.

TMT is usually recommended for people who suffer from angina (chest pain caused by obstruction of blood flow to the heart), have had a heart attack, or have undergone bypass surgery.

Heart disease or any other acute condition affecting the heart (heart attack, chest pain, high blood pressure, lung disease, blockage of the major arteries of the heart, heart failure) is an absolute contraindication for a treadmill test. The heart’s primary function is assessed through a resting electrocardiogram (REC) in individuals diagnosed with those conditions.

It is better to perform an exercise test when you have a positive result than to experience a major event. In spite of subsequent angina being considered an event, a minority of patients with positive test results experience cardiac events.

Angina (inadequate blood supply to the heart) is seen in the ECG of a patient after a workload that is positive. Patients who have this condition have ischemic heart disease.

The TMT is performed to identify congenital heart problems such as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), in which coronary arteries become clogged, damaged, or diseased. Angioplasty and heart attacks also require this test to assess a person’s heart health.

The maximum predicted heart rate for adults is 220 minus your age. The maximum predicted heart rate for someone 40 years old is 220 – 40 = 180. Most doctors aim to reach 85% of the predicted maximum heart rate when they run diagnostic treadmill tests.

TMT results that are negative mean that the heart rate increases with no changes in the ECG. The result means the heart is free of blockages. If your TMT results are negative, you are not suffering from ischemic heart disease, and the blood supply to your heart is adequate under stressful conditions.

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