Optimal Sequential Strategies to Evaluate Presence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: an Information Theory Approach
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.
KeywordsCoronary Artery Disease None None Coronary Arteriography Thallium Scintigraphy Exercise Electrocardiography
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