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Exercise testing in selected patient groups. Women, the elderly, and the asymptomatic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9132756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise testing for coronary artery disease (CAD) has been validated primarily for middle-aged men. For women and the elderly, full assessment of individual risk and estimation of the pre-test likelihood of CAD is important before deciding to perform an exercise study. Negative electrocardiographic (ECG) findings with an exercise test in women and the elderly are predictive of good prognosis and low risk of cardiovascular events. Positive ECG findings may be falsely positive, and additional testing, nuclear or echocardiographic imaging, or coronary angiography may be indicated. Consensus guidelines are not yet available for testing in asymptomatic patients with exercise, and individual management decisions are still required.
B A Bryant; M C Limacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0095-4543     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-28     Completed Date:  1997-04-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test* / methods
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis

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