Which of the following would not be a reason to stop exercise electrocardiography?
A. Patient is complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness B. Patient s heart rate is considered normal C. Physician observes blood pressure, EKG or heart rhythm changes that are not perceived by the patient D. The patient reaches the target heart target (thr)
During an electrocardiogram, the patient’s vital signs are closely monitored in several ways, including by the member of the nursing staff giving the test. If the patient is having any discomfort, pain, or dizziness regardless of past history, the test should be stopped. Likewise, if the patient doesn’t notice any changes, but the monitors show unusual activity, such as rhythm changes, the test needs to be stopped at that point.
The goal of the test is for the patient to reach the target heart rate, so it can be concluded after a brief cooldown. If everything is normal, including the heart rate, the test can proceed.