Interpreting exercise treadmill tests needs scoring system

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7361.443 (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:443
  1. S K S Lairikyengbam, locum consultant physician. (slairik@hotmail.com),
  2. A G Davies, consultant physician. (slairik@hotmail.com)
  1. Department of Medicine, Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth SY23 1ER

    EDITOR—In their article on exercise tolerance testing in the ABC of electrocardiography Hill and Timmis emphasised that ST segment depression (horizontal or downsloping) is the most reliable indicator of exercise induced ischaemia.1 The overall accuracy of the exercise induced ST segment depression is only about 65%. 2 3 This has led to intense …

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