Treadmill performance predicts risk of death, researchers say

March 2, 2015 12:00 PM

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Treadmill performance predicts risk of death, researchers say

Cardiologists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a formula that estimates an individual’s risk of dying based on their ability to exercise on a treadmill.

In a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers analyzed data from 58,000 heart stress tests and created an algorithm to gauge mortality risk over a decade based solely on treadmill exercise performance. While exercise-based risk scoring systems for short-term mortality ...

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