Journal article

Cardiac stress testing Stress electrocardiography and stress echocardiography

Alex McLellan, David Prior

Australian Family Physician | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2012


Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects over 600,000 Australians and is implicated in approximately one in 5 deaths. Coronary angiography is the gold standard for identifying CAD, although it is invasive and not without risk of complication. Cardiac stress testing is useful in the risk stratification of chest pain; noting that 15–39% of angiograms performed are normal.