A Patient Is Undergoing a Maximal Exercise Test in the Laboratory.during
A patient is undergoing a maximal exercise test in the laboratory.During the third stage of the treadmill maximal exercise test,the therapist notes the patient appears to be mildly confused and is less coordinated walking on the treadmill.Which of the following should be the next action of the therapist?
A)The therapist should straddle the treadmill and provide close contact guard of the patient to prevent a fall.
B)The therapist should immediately obtain a heart rate and blood pressure reading.
C)The therapist should terminate the test.
D)The therapist should ask the patient if he can continue the test.
Which of the following diagnostic tests would be indicated to evaluate vascular dysfunction?
A)Arterial duplex ultrasonography
C)Pharmacological stress testing
Which of the following values is considered a high-risk factor for coronary artery disease?
A)Homocysteine level of 10.0 μmol/L
B)C-reactive protein level of 3.2 mg/L
C)Glucose level of 92 mg/dL
D)Hb A1c of 5.5%
Which of the following target international normalized ratio (INR)values for anticoagulative therapy is MOST appropriate for patients with prosthetic heart valves?