Exercise electrocardiogram testing and prognosis. Novel markers and predictive instruments.

@article{Lauer2001ExerciseET,
  title={Exercise electrocardiogram testing and prognosis. Novel markers and predictive instruments.},
  author={Michael S. Lauer},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={401-14}
}
Ample evidence now exists supporting the use of the exercise test primarily for prognostic, as opposed to diagnostic, purposes. Although limitations must be recognized, the Duke exercise treadmill score, the chronotropic response to exercise, and heart rate recovery appear to function as powerful and independent predictors of risk. With the possible exception of exercise-induced ischemia, as manifested by the ST-segment and angina components of the Duke exercise treadmill score, exercise… CONTINUE READING