Effect of inadequate cardiac output reserve on exercise tolerance in patients with moderate mitral stenosis.


Journal Article

Twenty-nine patients with moderate mitral stenosis and 29 age-matched normal controls underwent symptom-limited upright bicycle exercise testing with simultaneous hemodynamic monitoring. Exercise tolerance in the mitral stenosis group was found to be limited by inadequate cardiac output reserve and not by resting mitral valve area or exercise pulmonary capillary wedge pressure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rigolin, VH; Higgenbotham, MB; Robiolio, PA; Hearne, SE; Baker, WA; Kisslo, KB; Harrison, JK; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • July 15, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 236 - 240

PubMed ID

  • 9230175

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9230175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00333-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States