Value of exercise testing for screening asymptomatic men for latent coronary artery disease

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 1976 Jan-Feb;18(4):265-76. doi: 10.1016/0033-0620(76)90022-0.


Treadmill exercise testing identifies a group of men at high risk for coronary atherosclerotic heart disease. However, the predictive value and sensitivity limitations are obvious. An abnormal electrocardiographic response does not absolutely predict the presence of coronary atherosclerotic heart disease, and a normal response does not rule out this possibility. Thus in appropriate instances when the minimal risk of coronary angiography is justified this procedure can be used to determine the anatomic correlation of exercise-induced functional ST-segment changes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
  • Collateral Circulation
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Electrocardiography / standards
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Exercise Test / standards*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Risk