Interpreting the Exercise Test

  • Corey H. Evans
  • Myrvin H. Ellestad

This chapter focuses on the interpretation of the exercise test. The first half discusses the important parameters of the test to be evaluated. The second half discusses how the information from the test can be used to estimate the probability of coronary disease and likelihood of future cardiac events. This important area of risk stratification allows the physician to place the patient in low-, moderate-, or high-risk groups and to identify which patients benefit from referral to cardiology for consideration of revascularization.


Left Anterior Descend Blood Pressure Response Maximal Heart Rate Heart Rate Recovery Pretest Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corey H. Evans
    • 1
    • 2
  • Myrvin H. Ellestad
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Anthony’s Hospital
  2. 2.Private Practice Family Physician, Florida Institute of Family MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Exercise Laboratory, Memorial Heart Institute; Department of CardiologyUniversity of California, Irvine School of MedicineLong BeachUSA

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