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Evaluation of exercise-induced QRS amplitude changes (Athens score) and their clinical value.
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PMID:  8295268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The index of exercises-induced amplitude changes in a combination of Q, R and S waves, named Athens score, was tested in 213 patients, who underwent coronary angiography within 3 days of a maximal exercise test. Of the 155 cases with conclusive exercise test results, according to the coronary angiography document, 23 (14.8%) were diagnosed as having no significant coronary artery disease (CAD); 27 (17.4%) as 1-vessel disease; 28 (18.1%) as 2-vessel disease and 77 (49.7%) as 3-vessel disease. The Athens score for them was 4.87 +/- 2.89, 0.02 +/- 3.35, -1.70 +/- 3.68, -1.75 +/- 3.98 respectively, F = 19.65, P < 0.01. An Athens score of 2 mm predicted CAD with sensitivity of 84.9% and specificity of 78.3% both being higher than those of ST segment depression (75.0% and 60.9%). It was concluded that the Athens score was a promising index for improving the efficiency of exercise test to predict CAD.
Z Y Lu; S Haus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Tongji Medical University = Tong ji yi ke da xue xue bao     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0257-716X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Tongji Med. Univ.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-25     Completed Date:  1994-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605495     Medline TA:  J Tongji Med Univ     Country:  CHINA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Exercise Test*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity

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