chronotropic incompetence


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chronotropic incompetence

An inappropriate response of the heart rate to stimulation, e.g., a slow heart rate during an exercise stress test.
See also: incompetence
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Additionally, the amount of exercise in our study is relatively small, and supposed to be easy to the relatively young and physically active patients so that we may lose the potential eligible patients regarded as chronotropic incompetence because they cannot reach their target heart rates in the effortless treadmill test.
The patient -- a 69-year-old man suffering from bradycardia, chronotropic incompetence, and chronic atrial fibrillation -- had a slow-beating lower-heart chamber.