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Exercise electrocardiography

Abstract:

Exercise electrocardiography (exercise ECG) is the least expensive and most readily available functional test for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD). Its major weakness is limited accuracy, with a false negative rate of around 30% (sensitivity 70%), and a false positive rate of around 20% (specificity 80%). It provides diagnostic and prognostic information in patients presenting with suspected angina; when applied to those with known CAD it can stratify risk and guide management. P...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2010.03.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Journal:
Medicine
Volume:
38
Issue:
7
Pages:
362-366
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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ISSN:
1357-3039
URN:
uuid:fdbebaaf-ee61-453e-a044-bc0faeb58448
Source identifiers:
106128
Local pid:
pubs:106128

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