What is the arm ergometer test?

What is the arm ergometer test?

The arm ergometer (also referred to as an arm cycle or arm crank) is a valuable alternative to the treadmill or leg cycle ergometer for exercise testing. In the arm ergometer stress test, the patient can sit or stand while cranking the arm ergometer.

What are the 4 modes of exercise testing?

Maximal test (exercise stress test; EST) Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) Submaximal test (six-minute walk test; 6MWT) Submaximal treadmill test.

What variables should be measured at a minimum during a clinical exercise test?

Measurements recorded during testing should include heart rate and blood pressure at rest and at each workload level, ECG recording each minute, arrhythmias, abnormal ECG responses, and patient symptoms.

How do you calculate watts on a cycle ergometer?

To calculate the power output, you will have to convert kpm/min to Newtons per minute (N/min) P = (720 kmp/min x 9.81) / 60 seconds = 118 W. This can easily be simplified and approximated as: Power output = Braking load x RPM P = 2 kp x 60 RPM = 120 W.

Is an arm ergometer aerobic or anaerobic?

Arm crank ergometer is reliable and valid for measuring aerobic capacity during submaximal exercise.

What is the Bruce protocol treadmill test?

The Bruce protocol is a standard test in cardiology and is comprised of multiple exercise stages of three minutes each. At each stage, the gradient and speed of the treadmill are elevated to increase work output, called METS. Stage 1 of the Bruce protocol is performed at 1.7 miles per hour and a 10% gradient.

How is a Cpet done?

What does the test involve? During the CPET test the patient will be required to perform mild exercise on an upright bicycle whilst breathing through a mouthpiece. Each breath will be measured to assess how the body is performing. The capacity and strength of the lungs is measured before and during exercise.

What muscles does an arm ergometer work?

An arm bike works your chest, shoulders, back, arms and core muscles without the use of free weights or weight machines. Instead of having to do a separate cardio and strength workout, you can get them both done simultaneously on the arm bike. This saves time at the gym without compromising your results.

How do you use an upper body ergometer?

Types of Ergometer Workouts For interval training, start at a low speed and intensity for 5 minutes to warm up your body then increase the speed and intensity for 10-30 seconds before dropping it back for 2-5 minutes. Repeat for as long as you wish to workout.

What are the three indications for clinical exercise testing?


  • Evaluation of Exercise Intolerence.
  • Evaluation of Unexplained exertional Dysponea.
  • Evaluation of patients of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Evaluation of Patients of respiratory diseases.
  • Preoperative evaluation.