Stress Testing / A fib
- 0Jul 1, '09 by IamoverworkedHow safe is it for a patient with atrial fib (rate in 80's) with pulmonary emboli to have a stress test?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
- 0Jul 2, '09 by dianah, ADN Senior ModeratorAgree w/ghillbert's observation: risk VS benefit.
You said pt has no c/o CP?
New onset CHF?
Has the EF changed recently?
Increasing or new onset SOB/DOE? (depends how big the PE is/was, how much lung is affected?) -- are they trying to sort out why the pt is still SOB, even after initiating PE tx?
Or is the question one of eval exercise capacity/response?
So many unknowns here.