Pharmacologic stress testing for coronary disease diagnosis: A meta-analysis.

  title={Pharmacologic stress testing for coronary disease diagnosis: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Catherine Kim and Yeong S Kwok and P. Heagerty and Rita F. Redberg},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={142 6},
BACKGROUND Although noninvasive pharmacologic stress tests are widely used, their relative performance is not clear. We compared the performance of pharmacologic stress tests combined with echocardiography or nuclear imaging for the diagnosis of coronary disease. METHODS We performed a regression meta-analysis of published data. We included studies published between January 1975 and June 1999 in which subjects underwent echocardiographic or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT… CONTINUE READING


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