What are the contraindications for cardiopulmonary stress testing?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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Absolute contraindications include unstable angina, aortic stenosis, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled asthma, hypoxemia (SaO2<85% at rest), and febrile illness.

Relative contraindications include hypertension, cardiac disease, epilepsy, and locomotor disorder (inability to exercise).


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