Judith Sparrow

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OBJECTIVE To characterise clinical, investigative, and prognostic features of women referred with chest pain who subsequently underwent coronary angiography. DESIGN Analysis of all women with angina referred to one consultant during 1987-91 who subsequently underwent coronary angiography, with follow up to present day. SETTING Cardiothoracic centre. (More)
The pathogenesis of the limiting symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure, shortness of breath and fatigue on exercise, are poorly understood. We analysed data from 222 incremental symptom limited exercise tests to determine whether there were differences between patients stopped by breathlessness or fatigue. One hundred and sixty patients were(More)
A total of 127 patients with chronic heart failure referred to our exercise laboratory were studied retrospectively to identify parameters predictive of prognosis. Patients were followed for a mean of 14.6 months. The group as a whole had severe ventricular dysfunction with a median ejection fraction of 17% and a median peak rate of oxygen consumption of(More)
The frequency and characteristics of silent ischaemia were prospectively studied in 114 patients with confirmed coronary artery disease and angina. Fifty seven patients who had angina that was not adequately controlled by standard medications were referred for elective coronary artery bypass surgery (group 1). Fifty seven other patients had symptoms that(More)
To establish the relation between treadmill exercise testing and ambulatory St segment monitoring in the detection of ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease, and to assess whether standard medical therapy affects any such relation, 277 patients with stable angina and angiographically documented coronary artery disease were studied with treadmill(More)
BACKGROUND No previous studies have demonstrated the changes in exercise capacity that occur during treatment of decompensated severe heart failure. The authors assessed the efficacy and safety of using a patient-powered treadmill to objectively measure exercise capacity and its relationships, if any, to symptom scores and body weight. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic significance of transient ischaemic episodes during daily activities in patients with stable angina. PATIENTS AND METHODS 172 patients with stable angina attending the cardiac outpatients departments of Hillingdon Hospital (n = 155) and the National Heart Hospital (n = 17) were prospectively studied by exercise testing(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In unstable angina, clinical characteristics, resting electrocardiography, and early continuous ST segment monitoring have been individually reported to identify subgroups at increased risk of adverse outcome. It is not known, however, whether continuous ST monitoring provides additional prognostic information in such a setting. (More)
To assess the effects of standard therapeutic interventions on the total ischemic burden, 86 patients with stable angina underwent 48 hours of ambulatory ST segment monitoring and treadmill exercise testing before and at a mean of 10 weeks after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) (group 1, N = 46) or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)(More)