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The safety of maximal exercise testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2791248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous reports on the safety of exercise testing have been based on surveys from different testing facilities with a variety of testing protocols and patient types. From 1971 through 1987, 71,914 maximal exercise tests conducted in a population with a low prevalence of known coronary heart disease under uniform conditions at a single medical facility resulted in six major cardiac complications including one death. No complications have occurred in the past 10 years in 45,000 maximal tests. The overall cardiac complication rate in men and women is 0.8 complications per 10,000 tests with 95% confidence intervals of 0.3-1.9 complications per 10,000 tests. Maximal exercise testing appears safer than some previously published reports have suggested and seems to be getting safer with time.
L Gibbons; S N Blair; H W Kohl; K Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-15     Completed Date:  1989-11-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  846-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cooper Clinic, Dallas, TX 75230.
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention*
Aged, 80 and over
Exercise Test / adverse effects*,  methods
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology
Comment In:
Circulation. 1990 Aug;82(2):661   [PMID:  2372915 ]

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