Exercise capacity and mortality among men referred for exercise testing.

  title={Exercise capacity and mortality among men referred for exercise testing.},
  author={Jonathan Myers and Manish Prakash and Victor F. Froelicher and Dat Do and Sara Partington and J. Edwin Atwood},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={346 11},
BACKGROUND Exercise capacity is known to be an important prognostic factor in patients with cardiovascular disease, but it is uncertain whether it predicts mortality equally well among healthy persons. There is also uncertainty regarding the predictive power of exercise capacity relative to other clinical and exercise-test variables. METHODS We studied a total of 6213 consecutive men referred for treadmill exercise testing for clinical reasons during a mean (+/-SD) of 6.2+/-3.7 years of… CONTINUE READING
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