Exercise testing in patients with coronary artery disease: A warning

G. Fragasso, R. Benti, S. L. Chierchia

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Exercise-induced ST-segment displacement of 2 mm has been recommended as a criterion to establish a diagnosis of ischemia. However, our experience in patients with severe coronary artery disease (CAD) suggests that such a degree of ischemia can cause severe and sustained impairment of left ventricular diastolic function. Maximal symptom-limited exercise testing should be avoided in patients with CAD and low effort tolerance, in favor of a more conservative approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-50+53
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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