Bruce protocol

Bruce protocol

(brūs),
a standardized protocol for electrocardiogram-monitored exercise using increasing speeds and elevations of the treadmill; a test for ischemia usually due to coronary artery disease.
See also: stress test.

Bruce protocol

A treadmill exercise protocol used to classify a patient’s functional (NYHA) status.

Bruce protocol

Cardiology A treadmill exercise protocol used to classify a Pt's functional–NYHA status. Cf Cornell protocol.

Bruce pro·to·col

(brūs prō'tŏ-kawl)
A standardized procedure for electrocardiogram-monitored exercise using increasing speeds and elevations of the treadmill; a test for ischemia usually due to coronary artery disease.
See also: stress test

Bruce protocol

a protocol for exercise tests in which the intensity is increased incrementally at 3-minute intervals. Normally a treadmill test, with increments of gradient and speed, but can be adapted for a static cycle ergometer. Used commonly in the assessment of patients with known or suspected heart disease. The modified Bruce protocol has two initial stages at a lower intensity than in the standard test, allowing assessment of those who are symptomatic at lower levels of activity or less fit as a result of other diseases, such as arthritis or respiratory disease. Named after the American 'Father of Exercise Cardiology' Robert A. Bruce.
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The mental test consisted of giving a public address about a real-life stressful scenario, while the physical test was a treadmill exercise conducted in accordance with the Bruce protocol.
Aerobic power or VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake), which was obtained from METs, was calculated based on the completed protocol of Bruce protocol on treadmill multiplied by a factor of 3.
In the mentioned research, ETT was conducted with Bruce protocol on treadmill, then after 6 months a quality of life questionnaire was completed by the patients.
In 1992, participants underwent a symptom-limited Bruce protocol exercise stress test, then were followed prospectively through 2000.
His typical left-sided shoulder, arm, and neck pain appeared at 1 minute of stage 2 of a standard Bruce protocol, and ST-segment changes followed soon thereafter.
Miyamoto and Fujita reported that they performed the following tests in the treated patients prior to WBPA and after its completion four weeks later: Bruce protocol exercise stress test with electrocardiography, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiac scanning.
1-8 METs on a treadmill exercise test using a Bruce protocol, had an adjusted 41% lower mortality risk than a normal-weight man with a low level of fitness.
The project involved 5,721 asymptomatic Chicagoarea women who underwent treadmill testing using the Bruce protocol in 1992.
The TWA test reimbursed by CMS is conducted on a treadmill using a modified Bruce protocol at a heart rate of 110-120 beats per minute.
The project involved 5,721 asymptomatic Chicago-area women who underwent treadmill testing using the Bruce protocol in 1992.
Use of pharmacologic agents can be substituted for exercise in patients unable to exercise according to modified Bruce protocols.