Late exercise test results from a prospective randomized study of bypass surgery for stable angina.

@article{Pantely1983LateET,
  title={Late exercise test results from a prospective randomized study of bypass surgery for stable angina.},
  author={George A. Pantely and Frank E. Kloster and Cynthia D. Morris},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1983},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          413-9
        }
}
A prospective randomized study comparing coronary bypass surgery (group 1, 51 patients) to drug therapy (group 2, 49 patients) was initiated in 1981. Supine graded exercise testing (SGXT) was performed initially, at 6 months, and annually with a bicycle ergometer. The presence or absence of ischemic ST segment changes (positive or negative SGXT) and chest pain were recorded. Initially, 63% of all patients had positive SGXT. For group 2, the frequency of positive SGXT results did not change… CONTINUE READING

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