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Maximal exercise testing--Bruce protocol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  479779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maximal treadmill exercise testing is feasible for the family physician's office especially in a group setting. The Bruce Exercise Test is described in detail and is helpful in the diagnosis of asymptomatic coronary heart disease, following the course of coronary heart disease, diagnosis of other cardiac disease, and in preventive testing and exercise prescription. Sensitivity and specificity of ST changes may be improved by recognizing factors which cause false positive and negative ST responses. The Bruce Test is safe when the procedure is followed meticulously. There have been 2,490 tests performed in the laboratory of three family physicians without serious morbidity. The screening exercise test with preventive exercise prescription is particularly pertinent to the present day concepts of family practice.
W F Mead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / diagnosis
Exercise Test / methods*
Family Practice
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Middle Aged

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