Exercise Electrocardiography in the Asymptomatic Patient

  • Lawrence Laslett
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 235)

Abstract

Exercise electrocardiography (exercise ECG) is the cornerstone of evaluation for the presence of coronary artery disease when the initial history indicates that further assessment is indicated. This testing method combines the attributes of good predictive accuracy, easy availability, and relatively low cost. As with all testing modalities, however, its results are imperfect. Thus, understanding the principles of test interpretation in the context of the specific patient being tested is essential.

Keywords

Cholesterol Fatigue Depression Ischemia Beach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Laslett
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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