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Exercise Testing and Other Tools for Risk Stratification in~Asymptomatic Patients

  • Corey H. Evans
  • Victor F. Froelicher

There are several reasons to desire tools to help identify asymptomatic patients who are at increased risk for future cardiac events or premature mortality. If one could identify asymptomatic patients who are developing premature coronary disease then medical treatment could begin earlier. One would also wish to identify asymptomatic patients who are at such increased risk that surgical/intra-coronary artery interventions would increase survival and prevent cardiovascular (CV) events. Lastly, there are certain patients in high-risk occupations where a coronary event would threaten the lives of others. These patients should be identified.

Keywords

Asymptomatic Patient Coronary Artery Calcium Traditional Risk Factor Framingham Risk Score Coronary Calcium Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corey H. Evans
    • 1
    • 2
  • Victor F. Froelicher
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Anthony’s Hospital
  2. 2.Florida Institute of Family MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyStanford/Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care CenterPalo AltoUSA

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