Graded exercise testing
is widely used for diagnostic evaluation in cardiac patients.
Referring to the 2002 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, exercise testing
for coronary artery disease (CAD) (1) has a mean sensitivity of 68% and a mean specificity of 69% including patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, 72% and 77% excluding these patients.
3) Three cases of fatal cardiac rupture during exercise testing
that occurred in an exercise laboratory during an 18-month period are reported.
All participants underwent exercise testing
on an electromagnetically braked bicycle ergometer with stepwise incremental workloads [50 W + 25 W/2 min (41 individuals); 50 W + 50 W/2 min (6 individuals)].
The helicopter had been on a training exercise testing
the pilots' ability to fly in extreme conditions.
Sports medicine specialists increasingly recognize the limitations of exercise testing
Their conclusion: "A low value for heart-rate recovery after exercise testing
, which has been previously shown to be a marker of decreased vagal activity, is a powerful and independent predictor of the risk of death.
estimated that heart clinics could reduce costs by $4,000 per patient by emphasizing a preventive regimen of sophisticated lab tests and treatment that included exercise testing
, monitored therapy, and education.
Pryor, "Generally, there's little to gain from the indiscriminant use of exercise testing
in low-risk people.
American College of Sports Medicine Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing
SunTech Medical and GE Healthcare have entered into a worldwide agreement whereby GE Healthcare will offer the SunTech Tango+ blood pressure monitor with its CASE Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise testing
and CardioSoft Exercise Stress Testing.
They discuss cardiopulmonary exercise testing
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