Clinical yield and cost of exercise treadmill testing to screen for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic adults.

@article{Pilote1998ClinicalYA,
  title={Clinical yield and cost of exercise treadmill testing to screen for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic adults.},
  author={Louise Pilote and Fredric J. Pashkow and James D. Thomas and Claire E. Pothier Snader and Sally A Harvey and Thomas H Marwick and Michael S. Lauer},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={219-24}
}
Exercise treadmill testing is frequently performed to screen for coronary artery disease (CAD) in asymptomatic individuals; however, its clinical value is unclear. We examined a consecutive cohort of asymptomatic adults undergoing exercise treadmill testing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between September 1990 and December 1993. End points included (1) identification of subjects with severe CAD and (2) performance of any second diagnostic study within 90 days of the index exercise treadmill… CONTINUE READING
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