submaximal exercise testing

sub·max·i·mal ex·er·cise test·ing

(sŭb-mak'si-măl eks'ĕr-sīz test'ing)
A measurement to determine the heart rate response to one or more submaximal work rates and to predice VO2max in patients who are asymptomatic for coronary artery disease.
See also: Astrand-Ryhming Cycle Ergometer Test
Synonym(s): McMasters cycle test.
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Submaximal exercise testing can be an attractive alternative to peak testing especially in clinical environments where a metabolic cart and medical staff may not be readily available.
These are important considerations, as the physical manifestations of chemotherapy treatment induce a number of side effects which may compromise a patient's ability to safely perform maximal or submaximal exercise testing requiring dynamic balance, muscle control, muscle strength, and proprioception.
Forty-five elderly nonsmoking persons with stable coronary heart disease visited a clinic biweekly for submaximal exercise testing, during which the occurrence of ST segment depressions was recorded.
21), (22) Another assumption underlying standard submaximal exercise testing is that mechanical efficiency (oxygen consumption at a given work rate) is the same for every person undergoing the test.