TITLE

Exercise Testing and Portable ECG Recording in Arrhythmia-Prone Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Gooch, Alden S.; Rahim, Abdur; McKeithen, Ruth
PUB. DATE
February 1976
SOURCE
Angiology;Feb1976, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To detect transient arrhythmias or conduction disturbances, 200 patients with the symptoms of palpitations, syncope or dizziness, and patients with coronary heart disease, angina pectoris, arrhythmias or conduction disturbances on resting 12-lead electrocardiogram, were studied by submaximal treadmill exercise and portable Holter recording. Thirty-nine patients (19.5%) had arrhythmias on the resting 12-lead ECG, 136 patients (68%) showed arrhythmias either on treadmill or Holter recording or both. Eighty-nine patients (44.5%) showed arrhythmias on exercise, while 123 patients (61.5%) had rhythm or conduction disturbances on Holter recording. Twenty-two patients (11%) had arrhythmias only on treadmill walking, while 68 (34%) bad arrhythmias only with the Holter. In six patients different arrhythmias was noted by each method. Although the Holter recording technique affords a higher yield of recording transient arrhythmias than did exercise testing, both methods are useful and complementary in evaluating the ambulatory patients suspected of having rhythm or conduction disturbances.
ACCESSION #
16359376

 

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