Symptom-limited arm exercise increases detection of ischemia during dipyridamole tomographic thallium stress testing in patients with coronary artery disease.

Exercise combined with dipyridamole during thallium stress testing in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) increases the frequency of angina and ischemic ST changes in the electrocardiogram. Evidence for an increase in thallium abnormalities has been inconclusive. We prospectively examined 54 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography… CONTINUE READING