Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Exercise and METS, what are METS?
When I use a treadmill to run one of the categories tracked is something called "mets", I am not familiar with this term, can someone define what it means in reference to exercise.  Thank you.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
METS, or metabolic equivalents, are a simplified system for classifying physical activities where one MET is equal to the resting oxygen consumption, which is approximately 3.5 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute (3.5ml/kg/min)
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
IS THE ECHOCARDIOGRAM MORE ACCURATE FOR HEART FUNCTION THAN METs
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hello!

Refer to a post about METS in medhelp: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-Disease/Re-metabolic-equivalent-unit-mets-formula/show/875055.

An echocardiogram is the actual record that is obtained by using ultra sound waves to create a picture of the heart. MET stands for metabolic equivalents. It is displayed on most elliptical trainers, treadmills and other cardiovascular exercise machines, and is a measure of a capacity for exercise based on the level of oxygen a person is consuming. Echo is different from METs.

Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi  I'm a 55yo male. I went for a stress ecg for Commercial pilot medical and unfortunately or fortunately found that At peak exercise i had 3mm of horizontal inferolateral ST segment depression which gradually resolved during recovery. max work load was 17 mets sinus and with a history of atrial ectopy none occurred in this test. I lasted only 14 mins and was exhausted at the end HR was 77  and went to 179.  BP was 130/70 and went to 200/70. The Bruce protocol was used. I was asymptomatic during test and recovery.
I now have to have a myocardial perfusion.
Depending on the result of this I guess the fate of my CPL is in others hands.
My questions are what of the future. Can I exercise? Do I have to be careful with any activity i do?   When should i be tested again?  Can I fix the problem with careful exercise and diet?

Thank you

Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
17 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
20 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on krichar's status
20 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Achieve your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Make exercise part of your routine
Start Tracking Now
Exercise & Fitness Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank