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Letters Exercise ECGs in angina

Cost effective investigation of suspected angina

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 24 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3097
  1. S Richard Underwood, professor of cardiac imaging1
  1. 1Imperial College London, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6MP
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    How might exercise electrocardiography (ECG) fare in the sort of technology appraisal to which more modern technologies have been subjected? Although it is widely available and comparatively cheap, its diagnostic power is limited and its incremental prognostic power over clinical assessment is poor.1 2 …

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