Clinical Significance of Cardiac Arrhythmias Detected During Exercise

  • Ezra A. Amsterdam
  • Anthony D. DeMaria
  • Lawrence J. Laslett
  • Dean T. Mason
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 4)


Disturbances of cardiac rhythm are commonly observed during exercise testing and may provide information of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic importance (1–7). Data demonstrating an association between ventricular ectopy and increased risk of cardiac disease and sudden death have stimulated interest in the clinical significance of exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmias. This chapter will review the electrophysiologic response of the cardio-circulatory system to exercise and current knowledge of the significance of exercise-induced arrhythmias in the identification and prognosis of cardiac disease.


Ventricular Arrhythmia Cardiac Rhythm Premature Ventricular Contraction Ectopic Beat Ventricular Ectopy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezra A. Amsterdam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony D. DeMaria
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence J. Laslett
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dean T. Mason
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Departments of Medicine and PhysiologyUniversity of CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine and Sacramento Medical CenterDavis and SacramentoUSA

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