Exercise echocardiography (EE) is an established method to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Chronotropic incompetence (CI) during the EE may be a marker of myocardial ischemia. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the additive value of CI during EE in CAD diagnosis.
Between 2000 and 2006, 4042 patients (1900 men with… (More)
Chronotropic incompetence (CTI) is frequent in elderly patients and may limit the role of the exercise test in the identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) in this population.
To assess the value of CTI in an elderly population in the diagnosis of CAD.
A total of 3,308 patients were studied, 804 were elderly… (More)