5-minute treadmill test gets thumbs-up

Researchers say it could substantially improve patient management

A five-minute treadmill test can predict the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality just as effectively as the conventional but more time-consuming stress test,


A Canadian study of more than 6,000 adults followed up over 28 years suggests the shorter and simpler submaximal test may have a wider application in clinical practice than the maximal cardiorespiratory fitness (mCRF).

“Relatively short [three-to-five minute] tests of submaximal cardiorespiratory fitness (sCRF) overcome the barriers associated with the