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Selected topics in exercise stress testing.
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PMID:  8571605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More than ever before, exercise stress testing (EST) has become a focus for primary care physicians. But there are definite indications and contraindications for EST administration. Criteria may include when cardiology referrals should be made and what role the family physician should play in follow-up with coronary artery disease patients. There also are considerations for using EST for individuals with atypical chest pain or with patients after bypass surgery, angioplasty, or the coronary artery disease diagnosis. There even are distinct criteria for administering EST to women. This article will attempt to examine the numerous factors surrounding EST's growing use by primary care physicians.
L Scarpinato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wisconsin medical journal     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0043-6542     ISO Abbreviation:  Wis. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-07     Completed Date:  1996-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110663     Medline TA:  Wis Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Wisconsin, St Mary's Family Practice Center, Milwaukee 53202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Exercise Test* / contraindications,  utilization
Family Practice* / standards,  trends

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