Table 1

Check list for possible contraindications to the test

1Aortic stenosis
2Other severe valve stenosis
3Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
4Severe heart failure
5Unstable angina
6Myocardial infarction (< 4 weeks)
7Unstable heart rhythm
8Uncontrolled hypertension (> 200/100 mm Hg)
10Limiting arthritis/claudication
11Other intercurrent illness
12Is full blood count abnormal?
  • If “yes” to any of these, patient is not suitable for exercise testing.