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Optimal Sequential Strategies to Evaluate Presence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: an Information Theory Approach

  • L. Eeckhoudt
  • J. Melin
  • R. Vanbutsele
  • J. C. Sailly
  • A. Robert
  • T. Lebrun
  • C. Brohet
  • J. M. Detry
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

The evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) is based on 3 sources of information, i.e. (1) pre-test or prior probability of CAD (P) derived from age, sex, nature of complaints and presence of risk factors, (2) non-invasive testing such as exercise- ECG alone (XECG) or combined with thallium scintigraphy (XTl) and, (3) coronary arteriography (ANGIO) which is the accepted reference method.

Keywords

Coronary Artery Disease None None Coronary Arteriography Thallium Scintigraphy Exercise Electrocardiography 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Eeckhoudt
    • 1
  • J. Melin
    • 2
  • R. Vanbutsele
    • 2
  • J. C. Sailly
    • 3
  • A. Robert
    • 2
  • T. Lebrun
    • 3
  • C. Brohet
    • 2
  • J. M. Detry
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic Faculties of MensMönsBelgium
  2. 2.Cliniques Universitaires St.LucBruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.G.R.E.S.G.ELille CédexFrance

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