exercise challenge test

exercise challenge test

The combination of a graded exercise, e.g., on a treadmill or a bicycle ergometer, and pulmonary function testing to identify exercise-induced asthma. A decrease in the forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (FEV1) of more than 15% is diagnostic of the disease.
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Each of the three identified trials found that vitamin C halved the FEV1 decline caused by exercise challenge test.
If there was no response to bronchodilator, or if the test was deemed normal, patients were scheduled for an exercise challenge test, using a standard treadmill exercise protocol.
Each will receive an Aridol test and will undergo a methacholine challenge test and an exercise challenge test.
Exercise challenge tests were performed at 15 minutes, 4 hours, 8 hours and 12 hours following drug administration.