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Treadmill is a nonstop EKG recording. The function is to assess the heart's condition by recording it while doing physical exercise. Apart from detecting arrhythmia, treadmill can also be used as a screening test capable of detecting whether there is a narrowed coronary artery resulting in limited oxygen supply to the heart muscles.

Patient's preparation prior to doing treadmill:

  1. Skipping meal and drink (except snack and plain water) at least 4 hours before the test to reduce nausea and vomiting.
  2. Wearing loose and comfortable clothes and shoes.
  3. The patient is suggested to drink specific heart medicines 1-2 days before the test.

The test is not allowed in the following conditions:

  1. Acute myocardial infarction or myocardial infarction complication
  2. Significant EKG result change showing infarct condition or acute heart condition
  3. Unstable angina
  4. Congestive heart failure
  5. Ventricular or atrial dysrhythmia
  6. Having a history of using drugs such as digoxin, diuretic, sedative, psychotropic
  7. Aortic stenosis or left ventricular hypertrophy
  8. Suspected aneurism
  9. Myocarditis or myocardiopathy
  10. Active thrombophlebitis
  11. Systemic or lung embolism in the past 3 months
  12. Currently suffering from infection disease