Functional stress test—stress test intensity, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Functional stress test intensity
METeOR identifier:344443
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:The intensity of the functional stress test performed on a person, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Functional stress test—stress test intensity

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1Maximal (symptom limited)
3Rest / distribution study
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1     Maximal (symptom limited)

Use this code when the intensity of the stress test is to increase the person's heart rate with the exercise to 85-90% of their predicted maximum heart rate.

CODE 2     Submaximal

Use this code when the intensity of the stress test is limited to increasing the person's heart rate with the exercise to 120 beats per minute or 70% of their predicted maximum heart rate.  

CODE 3     Rest/distribution study

Use this code when a Thallium (nuclear) study has been undertaken for the assessment of viability, where no exercise or pharmacologic stress component has been undertaken

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

Not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:The intensity is determined and recorded by the clinicians performing the test.
Comments:The stress test intensity has implications for the interpretation of the test results.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Functional stress test cluster Health, Standard 01/10/2008

DSS specific attributes +