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Old 10 February 2017, 16:40
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Had one today, not too bad. Reached my target heart rate of 136 at 11:26 at 4.2 MPH at a 16% incline. I could have gone on but the doc stopped the test at 12:00 because he had the data he needed. Later he said that the level of physical fitness I maintain is keeping my A-Fib in check, there's no need for anti-coagulants and I should just keep doing what I'm doing.

For those out there who are dealing with cardio issues get the test, I have to say get it, it's a thorough and comprehensive exam designed to put one on the right pathway for dealing with the ticker.
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Good to hear, Brother! Prayers out for your continued good health.
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Old 10 February 2017, 16:48
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I worked with a cards doc who said "every time you go for a run, you are having a cardiac stress test." If you have any history of cardiac disease, if may benefit.
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Had one today, not too bad. Reached my target heart rate of 136 at 11:26 at 4.2 MPH at a 16% incline. I could have gone on but the doc stopped the test at 12:00 because he had the data he needed. Later he said that the level of physical fitness I maintain is keeping my A-Fib in check, there's no need for anti-coagulants and I should just keep doing what I'm doing.

For those out there who are dealing with cardio issues get the test, I have to say get it, it's a thorough and comprehensive exam designed to put one on the right pathway for dealing with the ticker.
A couple of years ago I had the stress test where you walk on a tread mill and then they inject you with something that buckles your knees but they tell you to keep walking. I almost fell out but they said my heart was 10% stronger than the average man my age so go figure.
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Old 11 February 2017, 20:53
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Good to hear, Brother! Prayers out for your continued good health.
Thank you. Right back at you, bro.
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good to hear that. My friendly neighborhood cardio doctor does that to me one a year since my by pass. I will admit I am not in the best of shape but it felt good not to have to do the chemical test.
Did you have a problem with your heart rate dropping right after or around hitting your target?
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good to hear that. My friendly neighborhood cardio doctor does that to me one a year since my by pass. I will admit I am not in the best of shape but it felt good not to have to do the chemical test.
Did you have a problem with your heart rate dropping right after or around hitting your target?
I was back to the mid 80s within a couple of minutes and back down to the mid 50s by the time I was getting the second set of images done. The doc was surprised by the results given my history.

I look at the results as a validation of the theory that a disciplined exercise regimen combined with a good, home-based diet are two of the keys to a healthy life well into middle age and beyond. Even my 90-year old father exercises - walking everyday - and his mind and body are still sharp.
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I know this thread is a few months old, but I am having the nuclear test on the 10th. What data does the Doc get from the test besides heart rate?
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