What is the role of treadmill stress testing in symptomatic patients with documented valvular disease?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: David Akinpelu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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In symptomatic patients with documented valvular disease, the course of treatment is usually clear, and exercise testing is not required. Furthermore, the expanding use of Doppler echocardiography has greatly increased the number of asymptomatic patients with well-defined valvular abnormalities, the etiology of which may be nonischemic (eg, congenital abnormalities).


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