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
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The participants were asked to complete a specific graded exercise treadmill test (Bruce protocol) on a RAM 770 treadmill (Model 770 M, RAM Medical and Industrial Instruments and Supply, Padova, Italy).
Estimation of maximum oxygen utilization was done using motorized treadmill machine following the standard Bruce Protocol as per proposed guidelines of the American Heart Association.
Ten METs is equivalent to walking 12 minutes at maximal capacity on a treadmill (by a standard Bruce protocol).
The exercise test consisted of: 1) a 4-min rest period on the treadmill; 2) an incremental phase according to the Bruce protocol (15), and 3) a 3-min recovery period.
Different protocols are available in the literature, such as the indirect Bruce Protocol (BP), which is widely used in medical clinics, hospitals, and scientific investigations (7,8).
Deliva (2012) used the 6-minute walk test, dynamometry and goniometry, whilst Patel (2008) used the standard Bruce protocol and dynamometry.
Both underwent a standard 2D echocardiographic Doppler examination and an ergometric treadmill test up to maximal tolerated effort according to a modified Bruce protocol that provides a gradual increase in workload every 2 minutes.
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.
The stages of ETT (Bruce protocol) were also attained by walking and running on treadmill, in which at each advancing stage of exercise, the speed and slope w ere increased, and each patient was able to complete the test based on his/her own physical condition.
Exercise tolerance test was conducted by making the patient walk on a motor driven treadmill employing Bruce protocol. The test was interpreted as positive or negative for myocardial ischaemia as per standard interpretation protocols with equivocal results interpreted as positive.