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Exercise testing for the primary care physician.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1514284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the primary care setting, exercise testing is frequently used to evaluate patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Appropriate utilization requires knowledge of the indications as well as the contraindications and interpretation of the variables generated by the test. While ST segment changes are widely regarded as the most important variable generated by the exercise test, other variables including ventricular arrhythmias, blood pressure response, ischemic symptoms, workload, and exercise capacity are also important and useful in interpretation. Consideration of the question being addressed, the clinical context, and the test adequacy are all important for proper interpretation. Interpretation concerning both diagnostic and prognostic questions should employ principles of both the categorical and probability approaches.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
Exercise Test*
Primary Health Care

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