Bruce protocol

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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