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      The Value of Ten Common Exercise Tolerance Test Measures in Predicting Coronary Disease in Symptomatic Females

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          The diagnostic contribution often common exercise tolerance test (ETT) measures compared with coronary angiography was studied in 62 symptomatic females (mean age = 53 ± 9 years). Logistic regression revealed that maximal ST-segment depression, the percent of predicted maximal heart rate achieved, and test chest pain all contributed unique predictive information and formed a model generating probabilities for coronary disease (CAD). Using a predicted probability for the presence of CAD of 0.50 as a cutpoint, test accuracy was markedly improved (sensitivity = 73%, specificity = 94%, and overall correct classification rate = 90%) over the standard ST response. We conclude that multivariate analysis using these three easily assessed ETT measures provides superior discrimination between symptomatic women with and without CAD when compared to changes in the ST-segment alone.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 3
          : 243-248
          Affiliations
          aHuman Performance and bHealth Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and cHuman Performance Laboratory and dDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California at Davis, Calif., USA
          Article
          176882 Cardiology 1995;86:243–248
          10.1159/000176882
          7614498
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Noninvasive and Diagnostic Cardiology

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