As of 01/10/18, we wish a warmhearted "goodbye" to Dr. Leen Dewit, and welcome Dr. Annabelle Mingneau to join the Casa Medica team as an intern in general medicine!
Dr Demol: 12/12/2018 - 13/12/2018
Dr Saikali: 17/12/2018 - 21/12/2018
Stress testing preparation
Attention: a sports medical examination is always required before a stress test may be conducted.
This examination may not be older than two years.
Please read the “informed consent,” sign it and bring it with you to the stress
test. You may download it here: download
Two days prior to the stress test, avoid extreme effort: residual effects will distort the results of the test, making it difficult to interpret correctly.
two days prior to testing, make your diet heavy on the carbs
ideally, have a light meal ahead of the stress test; take care not to begin this hungry
on the day of the stress test, take no drink containing caffeine
Runners: bring your own – clean – running shoes.
Cyclists: bring your own bicycle frames, with a clean chain
After the stress test, you will have an opportunity to take a shower.
Conduct of stress testing
Conduct of stress testing
testing begins with an easy warming up, usually 10 minutes. The intensity
is then increased every step depending on the condition of
the individual. For cyclists, this
may be 40 watt per 6 minutes; for runners 1.8 km/h per 3 minutes.
order to determine the maximum values of your heart rate and lactic acid
production, it is essential that you give the test your maximum effort.
needed, both heart rate and rhythm are continuously recorded by means of a
stress ECG: a reduction of oxygen supply to the heart sometimes only comes
about when the heart is heavily stressed.
When certain deviations are
noted during the sports medical examination, then a stress ECG is
indicated. This is done without the lactate test and serves exlusively to
monitor the heart’s functioning under heavy load.
concentration of lactate level in the blood is determined at the end of each
stress phase, and at the end of the test. Blood is taken by a tiny
puncture in a finger, or in an earlobe.
Stress testing, continued
Based on your stress test, you will receive a complete and thorough report concerning your training zones, and an explanation
of those zones. If you desire more individual advice based on the stress test
and you do not have a trainer, then please make an appointment with Jo Cooman Sportcoaching - email@example.com - +32 475 567 242
For an appointment for a stress-test, please contact dr. Sneijers or Jo Cooman.
ATTENTION!!! To ensure the quality of our care services, Casa Medica doesn't take any new patients for the time being.