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Exercise treadmill testing using a modified exercise protocol in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: findings from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE).

Authors
  • Lewis, Jannet F
  • McGorray, Susan
  • Lin, Lang
  • Pepine, Carl J
  • Chaitman, Bernard
  • Doyle, Mark
  • Edmundowicz, Daniel
  • Sharaf, Barry L
  • Merz, C Noel Bairey
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
149
Issue
3
Pages
527–533
Identifiers
PMID: 15864243
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Exercise treadmill test appears to be of limited diagnostic value in women with suspected myocardial ischemia referred for coronary angiography. Sensitivity and specificity remain poor even with modified exercise protocol and core laboratory angiographic analysis. These findings merit consideration in view of current guidelines that recommend exercise testing in women with suspected CAD.

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