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Is Exercise Stress Testing a Cost-Saving Strategy For Risk Assessment of Pediatric Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Patients?

By Jose M. Moltedo, Ramesh V. Iyer, Howard Forman, John Fahey, Geoffrey Rosenthal and Christopher S. Snyder


Background: In Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) patients the loss of pre-excitation in a single heartbeat during exercise stress testing (EST) is a predictor of low risk of sudden death. The purpose of this study was to: 1) assess the frequency of loss of pre-excitation in a single heartbeat during exercise testing, and 2) compare the cost of EST versus trans-catheter electrophysiology study (EPS) in the risk assessment of WPW patients

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Publisher: Ochsner Clinic, L.L.C. and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
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