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Background: Exercise stress test (EST) is recommended as the first-line investigation in major guidelines. It believed as a safe procedure. However, there is unignorable complications include hospitalisation, acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death.
Case Presentation: We describe a case of a 56-year-old male who underwent exercise stress test and complicated with hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia. He was resuscitated and diagnosed with acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Subsequent coronary angiogram showed severe two vessels disease.
Conclusion: This illustrates the importance to identify a cohort of high-risk patient pre-EST, along with proper supervision and well-staffed exercise stress test lab in order to provide appropriate lifesaving treatment.
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