Journal article

Prognostic implications of exercise echocardiography in women with known or suspected coronary artery disease

S Heupler, R Mehta, A Lobo, D Leung, TH Marwick

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to define the value of exercise echocardiography as an independent predictor of cardiac events in women with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), incremental to the data provided by clinical evaluation and exercise testing. BACKGROUND: Exercise echocardiography is more accurate than exercise electrocardiography for the identification of CAD in women. However, the prognostic implications of exercise echocardiography, especially relative to exercise electrocardiography, are undefined. METHODS: Symptom-limited exercise echocardiography was performed in 549 consecutive women between 1989 and 1993. Echocardiography and electrocardiography wer..

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