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Interpreting the Results of Exercise Stress Test

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Interpreting the Results of Exercise Stress Test

The endurance of the heart to stress should be adequate for the age and conditioning level.

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Heart rate increases in proportion to the workload. Abnormal results would be seen in:

  • Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) during exercise
  • Lack of aerobic fitness
  • Coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease), i.e. disease of the heartís intrinsic blood supply
  • Stress on the heart triggered by exercise

Reference

  1. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 8th ed.

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