A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Chung and low Chung exercise stress tests for heart failure patients

Resolved Question:

Dear Dr,im so sorry for disturbing you, but i was wanting to know more about the Chung and low level Chung exercise stress tests.ie i mean about the stages, grades and speed and met per stage please. Moreover cuold you please send me the source of your information (reference), so i can look it up to and know about these 2 protocols?I would also like to know if these tests can be applied to those patinets with heart failure or not for a pre cardiac rehabilitation .Thanks alot in advance..

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
Dr. John Monheit is online now

Expert:  Dr. John Monheit replied 4 Days.

These tests are valuable diagnostic tools in the detection of cardiac disease and its problems. Cardiac stress testing is a must in identifying partial blockages in the coronary arteries. Coronary artery disease will be missed when at rest, but becomes evident only when performing certain exercises. After obtaining a base line ECG, perform a low level exercise by means of walking on a thread mill or pedaling a stationary bi cycle. According to the exercise, it is graded every 3 minutes and at each stages your pulse, BP, ECG will be recorded. In case of maximal stress test, the exercise is increased until you become fatigue; complain of chest pain, shortness of breath or light-headedness. Whereas in case of Sub Maximal stress test only up to a specific level is done because you are already having CAD. It can also detect evidence of myocardial infarction and also cardiac arrhythmias due to increased adrenaline levels. With relevance to your question, you should read number of books on stress testing written on the subject by Dr Edward K Chung which might clear your doubts.

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
Dr. John Monheit and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.