Anomalie elettrocardiografische e reperti ecocardiografici 2D durante la fase di recupero del test ergometrico nel post-infarto.

Translated title of the contribution: The electrocardiographic anomalies and 2D-echocardiographic findings during the recovery phase of the stress test in the postinfarct patient

C. Anzà, F. Santoro, F. Maslowsky, E. Colombo, A. Laporta, R. Pedretti, R. Bonelli, E. Radice, B. Carù

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BACKGROUND. The appearance or the increase of repolarization abnormalities in the EKG during post exercise (ET) recovery phase (R) is considered a marker of ischemia. METHODS. In order to evaluate the real meaning of these changes we compared the EKG data with eventual modifications of left ventricular kinesis analyzed by 2D-ECHO. 10 male patients with previous myocardial infarction, mean age 50 +/- 4.8 y, underwent exercise testing on a treadmill (Bruce's protocol) and continuous 2D-ECHO observation from the end of exercise along the whole R. Patients were divided in two groups: Group A (6 patients) and Group B (4 patients), all free of symptoms. RESULTS. Group A showed ischemic EKG markers during exercise which increased during R; Group B showed ischemic EKG markers only during R. The 2D-ECHO showed in Group A an impairment of left ventricular kinesis at peak exercise without increase or extension during R (WMSI at rest 1.32; peak ET 1.60; R 1.60); in Group B the kinetic alterations appeared only in R (WMSI at rest 1.33, peak ET 1.42; R 1.80), strictly related to EKG markers. CONCLUSIONS. The data suggest : 1) that the increase of EKG abnormalities already present during exercise do not seem to imply more severe ischemia; 2) that EKG changes appearing during R are markers of ischemia which occur in the R.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)683-687
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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