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Stress testing in patients with left bundle branch block or a paced ventricular rhythm

Authors
Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, MD
J. Wells Askew, MD
Adelaide M Arruda-Olson, MD, PhD, FASE
Section Editors
Warren J Manning, MD
Patricia A Pellikka, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Gary V Heller, MD, PhD, FACC, MASNC
Deputy Editor
Brian C Downey, MD, FACC

INTRODUCTION

Cardiac stress testing is an important diagnostic and prognostic tool in the evaluation and management of patients with known or suspected heart disease. While stress testing can be performed in a variety of ways, the most commonly used and widely available stress testing modalities are exercise electrocardiography (ECG; non-imaging) and exercise or pharmacologic stress combined with imaging (stress echocardiography or stress radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging [MPI]).

The choice of stress testing modality depends on many factors, including but not limited to:

Ability to perform adequate exercise

Resting ECG findings

Clinical indication for performing the test

          

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