What do I need to prepare before the test?
If possible, please do not use or consume any of the following before the test:
8 hours before the test
8 Hours before the test
24 hours before the test
48 hours before the test
The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. It is done at the 8B Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit located at Level 8 of the National Heart Centre Singapore.
Below is the general flow for the test:
Is the test safe?The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test is generally safe with a very low risk of complications. Your blood pressure, heart rate and ECG will be monitored closely by NHCS staff during the test to ensure your safety.
On the day of the testAppointments for the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test at the National Heart Centre Singapore are scheduled on Thursday mornings.
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