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Six-minute walkSSix-minute walkSix-minute walkEnglishCardiologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartHeartTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZLaura Fenwick, BSc;Jennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC;Jennifer Kilburn, RN, MN;Carrie Heffernan, RN, MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000656.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>The six minute walk tests how well the heart is working and how much oxygen is in the blood during exercise. Learn about the six minute walk. </p><p>Your child's doctor has asked that your child take a six-minute walk. This information explains what the test is, how to prepare for it and how it is done. Parents can use this information to help their child prepare for the test. </p> <h2>What is a six-minute walk?</h2> <p>The six-minute walk shows how well your child's heart works. It also shows how much oxygen is in their blood during exercise.</p> <p>Your child will be asked to walk up and down a hall for six minutes. This test allows your child to exercise without straining.</p> <p>Your child must wear proper shoes for the test.</p> <p>Your child's shoe's must be comfortable, non-slip and closed toe. Running shoes are a good choice. Your child must also wear socks.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The six-minute walk tells your child's doctor how well your child's heart works and how much oxygen is in your child's blood during exercise. </li> <li>The test uses a machine to measure your child's heart rate and oxygen level while your child walks up and down the hall. </li> <li>Your child should let the technologist know right away if they have pain, trouble breathing, dizziness or tiredness during the test. </li> </ul><h2>Who will give the test?</h2> <p>A technologist will give your child the test. Technologists are people who are trained to give tests on the machines in the hospital. </p> <h2>A machine will measure your child's heart rate and oxygen level</h2> <p>The technologist will take your child to the exercise room. The technologist will put three ECG stickers on your child's chest and also a probe on the tip of your child's finger. This probe is connected to a device called a pulse oximeter. This device measures: </p> <ul> <li>how fast your child's heart is beating, also called your child's heart rate </li> <li>how much oxygen is in your child's blood </li> </ul> <h2>Your child will walk up and down the hall</h2> <p>The technologist will ask your child to walk up and down the hallway for six minutes at whatever speed is comfortable. The technologist will follow your child while they walk. The technologist will measure the distance covered, your child's heart rate and the amount of oxygen in your child's blood. </p> <h2>Your child should let the technologist know if they have problems during the test</h2> <p>Your child should tell the technologist right away if they have any of these problems during the test:</p> <ul> <li>pain in the chest </li> <li>trouble breathing </li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>tiredness </li> </ul> <p>If the technologist sees a problem during the test, they will tell the cardiologist right away.</p> <h2>You can stay with your child during the test</h2> <p>You can watch your child while they are doing the six-minute walk. However, the technologist will ask you not to talk to your child during the test. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>The test is done on the 4th floor of the hospital on ward 4B. Please register at the 4B desk.</p>
Marche de six minutesMMarche de six minutesSix-minute walkFrenchCardiologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartHeartTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZLaura Fenwick, BSc;Jennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC;Jennifer Kilburn, RN, MN;Carrie Heffernan, RN, MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000656.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p> Le test de la marche de six minutes mesure le fonctionnement du cœur et la quantité d’oxygène dans le sang pendant l’exercice. Vous en apprendrez davantage sur la marche de six minutes. </p><p>Le médecin de votre enfant a demandé que votre enfant fassele test de marche de 6 minutes. Les renseignements ci-dessous expliquent ce test, comment s'y préparer et son déroulement. Les parents peuvent utiliser ces informations pour aider leur enfant à se préparer. </p> <h2>Qu’est-ce que le test de marche de 6 minutes?</h2> <p>Le test de marche de 6 minutes montre si le cœur de votre enfant fonctionne bien. Elle montre aussi la quantité d’oxygène dans le sang pendant l’exercice.</p> <p>On demandera à votre enfant de marcher dans un corridor pendant six minutes. Cela permet à votre enfant de faire de l’exercice sans grands efforts.</p> <h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Le test de marche de 6 minutes indique au médecin si le cœur de votre enfant fonctionne bien et la quantité d’oxygène présente dans le sang de votre enfant pendant l’exercice.</li> <li>Pour faire le test, on se sert d’un appareil qui mesure le rythme cardiaque et le taux d’oxygène dans le sang pendant qu’on marche dans un corridor.</li> <li>Votre enfant doit signaler au technologue s’il éprouve de la douleur, de la difficulté à respirer, des étourdissements ou de la fatigue pendant le test.</li> </ul><h2>Qui fera le test?</h2> <p>Un technologue fera le test. Les technologues sont des personnes formées pour faire passer des tests sur les machines de l’hôpital.</p> <h2>Un appareil mesurera le rythme cardiaque et le taux d’oxygène de votre enfant</h2> <p>Le technologue accompagnera votre enfant à la salle d’exercice. Il placera une sonde sur le doigt de votre enfant. Cette sonde est liée à un appareil appelé saturomètre. Il mesure :</p> <ul> <li>la rapidité des battements du cœur, aussi rappelée rythme cardiaque;</li> <li>la quantité d’oxygène dans le sang de votre enfant. </li> </ul> <h2>Votre enfant marchera dans un corridor</h2> <p>Le technologue demandera à votre enfant de marcher dans un corridor pendant 6 minutes, à la vitesse qu’il trouve confortable. Le technologue l'observera pendant qu’il marche et mesurera la distance, le rythme cardiaque de votre enfant et la quantité d’oxygène dans le sang.</p> <h2>Votre enfant doit signaler au technologue s’il a des problèmes pendant le test</h2> <p>Votre enfant doit mentionner immédiatement au technologue s’il a l’un ou l’autre des problèmes suivants :</p> <ul> <li>douleur à la poitrine;</li> <li>difficulté à respirer;</li> <li>étourdissements;</li> <li>fatigue.</li> </ul> <p>Si le technologue voit un problème pendant le test, il le signalera immédiatement au cardiologue.</p> <h2>Vous pouvez rester avec votre enfant pendant le test</h2> <p>Vous pouvez observer votre enfant pendant qu’il fait le test. Cependant, le technologue vous demandera de ne pas parler à votre enfant. </p><h2>À l'hôpital Sickkids<br></h2><p>Le test est fait au quatrième étage de l’hôpital, dans l’aile 4B. Veuillez vous enregistrer au comptoir de l’aile 4B.</p>

 

 

Six-minute walk1286.00000000000Six-minute walkSix-minute walkSEnglishCardiologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartHeartTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZLaura Fenwick, BSc;Jennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC;Jennifer Kilburn, RN, MN;Carrie Heffernan, RN, MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000656.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>The six minute walk tests how well the heart is working and how much oxygen is in the blood during exercise. Learn about the six minute walk. </p><p>Your child's doctor has asked that your child take a six-minute walk. This information explains what the test is, how to prepare for it and how it is done. Parents can use this information to help their child prepare for the test. </p> <h2>What is a six-minute walk?</h2> <p>The six-minute walk shows how well your child's heart works. It also shows how much oxygen is in their blood during exercise.</p> <p>Your child will be asked to walk up and down a hall for six minutes. This test allows your child to exercise without straining.</p> <p>Your child must wear proper shoes for the test.</p> <p>Your child's shoe's must be comfortable, non-slip and closed toe. Running shoes are a good choice. Your child must also wear socks.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The six-minute walk tells your child's doctor how well your child's heart works and how much oxygen is in your child's blood during exercise. </li> <li>The test uses a machine to measure your child's heart rate and oxygen level while your child walks up and down the hall. </li> <li>Your child should let the technologist know right away if they have pain, trouble breathing, dizziness or tiredness during the test. </li> </ul><h2>You will hear about the test results in about 10 days</h2> <p>A cardiologist who specializes in reading exercise tests will look at all of the information from the test and write a report.</p> <p>Your child's cardiologist will get this report of the test results in about 10 days. If the cardiologist has concerns about the results, you will be contacted by phone.</p> <p>If you see your child's doctor on the day of the test, the doctor may be able to tell you the preliminary results of the test then. </p><h2>Who will give the test?</h2> <p>A technologist will give your child the test. Technologists are people who are trained to give tests on the machines in the hospital. </p> <h2>A machine will measure your child's heart rate and oxygen level</h2> <p>The technologist will take your child to the exercise room. The technologist will put three ECG stickers on your child's chest and also a probe on the tip of your child's finger. This probe is connected to a device called a pulse oximeter. This device measures: </p> <ul> <li>how fast your child's heart is beating, also called your child's heart rate </li> <li>how much oxygen is in your child's blood </li> </ul> <h2>Your child will walk up and down the hall</h2> <p>The technologist will ask your child to walk up and down the hallway for six minutes at whatever speed is comfortable. The technologist will follow your child while they walk. The technologist will measure the distance covered, your child's heart rate and the amount of oxygen in your child's blood. </p> <h2>Your child should let the technologist know if they have problems during the test</h2> <p>Your child should tell the technologist right away if they have any of these problems during the test:</p> <ul> <li>pain in the chest </li> <li>trouble breathing </li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>tiredness </li> </ul> <p>If the technologist sees a problem during the test, they will tell the cardiologist right away.</p> <h2>You can stay with your child during the test</h2> <p>You can watch your child while they are doing the six-minute walk. However, the technologist will ask you not to talk to your child during the test. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>The test is done on the 4th floor of the hospital on ward 4B. Please register at the 4B desk.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/six_minute_walk_test.jpgSix-minute walk

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