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Stress testing in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11684914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ever-increasing number of older patients requiring diagnostic and prognostic assessment for coronary artery disease has necessitated accurate, noninvasive techniques applicable to this age group. Exercise testing, either alone or with radionuclide or echocardiographic imaging, remains a useful tool in elderly patients capable of performing vigorous treadmill or cycle exercise. Fortunately, for the large elderly subset incapable of such exercise, pharmacologic stress testing with dipyridamole, adenosine, or dobutamine offers an excellent alternative. Choosing the most appropriate stress testing modality for a given patient from among the many choices available remains the clinician's challenge.
J L Fleg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1076-7460     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-30     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215283     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-13; quiz 313-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis
Exercise Test / methods*
Middle Aged
United States

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