Asymptomatic ST-Segment Depression during Exercise Testing in Patients after Myocardial Infarction and Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Many studies have shown that a symptomatic myocardial ischemia is a relatively common manifestation of coronary artery disease (1, 4, 5). Asymptomatic myocardial ischemia can be defined as the objective evidence of transient ischemia without the occurrence of chest pain or other symptoms. Asymptomatic ischemia has been detected by the use of the exercise electrocardiogram or Holter monitoring with analysis of ST-segement changes. Furthermore asymptomatic myocardial ischemia can also be detected by radionuclide technics or by echocardiography.
KeywordsExercise Testing Silent Myocardial Ischemia Systolic Time Interval Free Ending Nerve Anginal Pain
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