Open access exercise electrocardiography: does it improve the management of cardiovascular disease in the community?

In this study the use of exercise electrocardiography, by 47 general practitioners in South East Kent has been evaluated. Of 110 consecutive requests the majority (88%) were for diagnostic purposes, while only 7% were for prognostic assessment. Many of those referred were young or had non-cardiac chest pain and in 59% of cases the test result was unlikely… CONTINUE READING