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.
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine