What are the contraindications for exercise stress testing in the evaluation of aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Exercise stress testing is contraindicated in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis, but it may be considered in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis. In asymptomatic patients, stress testing has been shown to be a low-risk procedure when it is performed under strict surveillance. [23]


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