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  • Thomas M. Blake


Studies designed to evaluate the functional reserve of a system are called provocative, tolerance, or stress tests. They differ from simple measurements in that they have two variables, challenge and response, both of which must be defined, one fixed, and the other validated by correlation with a criterion accepted as a measure of the reserve in question—in this case, delivery of blood, really oxygen, to the myocardium.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas M. Blake
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  1. 1.University of Mississippi School of MedicineJacksonUSA

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