Lead selection and time of monitoring in diagnostic exercise testing

M. A. Williams, P. K. Wilson, J. W. Edgett, R. M. Green

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The authors examined the effects of variations in lead selection and time of monitoring during recovery on the predictive value and sensitivity of exercise testing. Eighty-six patients received a standard Bruce protocol exercise test and follow-up angiography. The results showed that 12-lead monitoring for at least six minutes of recovery had more sensitivity for diagnosing coronary artery disease, and the greater the ST-segment depression, the greater the predictive value of the test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-122
Number of pages9
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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