Common Abnormal Responses Seen with Exercise Testing and How to Manage Them

  • Corey H. Evans
  • Victor F. Froelicher

As clinicians become more experienced with exercise testing (ET), they will experience common and less common abnormal responses. This chapter discusses several abnormal responses to ET and the management of these responses. The following abnormal responses are discussed: exercise-induced arrhythmias including complex arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia, exercise-induced bundle branch blocks, ST-segment elevation, isolated inferior ST-segment depression and exercise-induced hypotension.


Ventricular Tachycardia Exercise Testing Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Inferior Lead Complex Ventricular Arrhythmia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corey H. Evans
    • 1
    • 2
  • Victor F. Froelicher
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Anthony’s HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Private Practice Family PhysicianFlorida Institute of Family MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyStanford/Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care CenterPalo AltoUSA

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