Master “2-step” exercise test

Master “2-step” exercise test

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a type of exercise testing; electrocardiographic tracings are recorded first while the subject repeatedly ascends and descends two steps, then immediately after exercise cessation, and then 2 and 6 minutes after cessation. The amount of work (number of trips) is standardized for age, weight, and sex. treadmill exercise tests are now more commonly used.
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