Will they let me complete CPET test if I start having NSVT?

Hello all,

Yes I know I have been a question maniac lately and I apologize!  I just have a lot going on, trying to talk to my partner about stuff is like trying to explain calculus to a five year old.  He is smart just doesn't understand all the cardiac stuff, y'all are my people!

I got my CPET moved to the 16th, but I got curious on whether or not they will cut me short if I start having runs of NSVT?  I really need the data from the test as a prognostic marker so I am worried they will stop before it's finished.



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by Selwyn - 2021-03-10 12:46:32

No, your exercise test will continue if you have none sustained venticular tachycardia. It will not continue if sustained ( >30 seconds), but then the defibrillator paddles are already greased up to go! 

A few ectopic beats with exercise are normal, as are short runs of ventricular tachycardia.

Rest assured they will keep a close eye on you.

Thanks Selwyn

by asully - 2021-03-10 13:04:47

Yeah I assumed the paddles would be ready in case of sustained VTach, my other half is all worried.  I had to assure him that the cardiologists will be right there just in case!  Good to know they won't stop me for ectopic beats etc otherwise I would likely never get to finish!

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