Symptom-limited exercise testing, ST depressions and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in apparently healthy middle-aged men.

@article{Bodegrd2004SymptomlimitedET,
  title={Symptom-limited exercise testing, ST depressions and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in apparently healthy middle-aged men.},
  author={Johan Bodeg{\aa}rd and Gunnar Erikssen and J\orgen V. Bj\ornholt and Knut T. Gjesdal and Dag Steinar Thelle and Jan Emil Erikssen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={320-7}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that ST depressions > or =1.0 mm during or post-exercise increase long-term risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD), the need for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or the development of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in healthy men. In the present prospective cohort study we investigate whether less marked ST depressions may influence CHD mortality, incidence of AMI, the need for a CABG or having a non-fatal stroke. METHODS During 1972-75… CONTINUE READING