Stress Testing After Acute Myocardial Infarction

  • Bernard R. Chaitman
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 84)

Abstract

The goals of early exercise testing post infarction are to identify “high risk” patients who require further evaluation and more aggressive intervention, to assess functional capacity and provide a basis for physical activity recommendations, and to enhance patient confidence to resume a normal life style. This review will focus on prognostic considerations of exercise testing in the early post infarction phase.

Keywords

Depression Ischemia Radionuclide Stratification Cardiol 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard R. Chaitman
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologySt. Louis University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA

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