A meta-analysis comparing the prognostic accuracy of six diagnostic tests for predicting perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.

@article{Kertai2003AMC,
  title={A meta-analysis comparing the prognostic accuracy of six diagnostic tests for predicting perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.},
  author={Miklos D Kertai and Eric Boersma and Jeroen J. Bax and Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal and M. G. Myriam Hunink and G J L'talien and Jos R. T. C. Roelandt and Hero van Urk and Don Poldermans},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={1327-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the discriminatory value and compare the predictive performance of six non-invasive tests used for perioperative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing major vascular surgery. DESIGN Meta-analysis of published reports. METHODS Eight studies on ambulatory electrocardiography, seven on exercise electrocardiography, eight on radionuclide ventriculography, 23 on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, eight on dobutamine stress echocardiography, and four on… CONTINUE READING