What is the role of exercise stress testing (EST) in the workup of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: James E Keany, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Exercise stress testing (EST) is best used complementary to Holter monitoring. In patients with complex ectopy, EST can unmask NSVT triggered by increased catecholamines or myocardial ischemia.


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