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Aortic Stenosis

Exercise Testing in Patients with Aortic Stenosis: Discussion

Exercise Testing in Patients with Aortic Stenosis: Discussion

In this patient, inadequate attention had been paid to warning signs. The initial heavy workload of the Bruce protocol (5 METs), infrequent blood pressure monitoring, continuation of the test despite a blunted blood pressure response, and physician inexperience may all have contributed to this catastrophe. Fortunately, the patient survived and…

Aortic Stenosis

Exercise Testing in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Exercise Testing in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Effort syncope in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) has long been recognized in the medical literature. Recent guidelines regarding exercise testing by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology list moderate to severe AS as a contraindication for exercise testing. The following report illustrates the potential danger of…