Exercise testing in the new millennium

Prim Care. 2001 Mar;28(1):1-4 ,v. doi: 10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70004-x.


In the changing economic times, internists and family physicians are becoming the main performers of the standard exercise test. The education of those noncardiologists who wish to perform exercise testing is quite important. In the new millennium, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association evidence-based guidelines on exercise testing continue to have a large impact. Used for diagnosis or prognosis, exercise scores such as the Duke exercise score will be applied to each test. Increased computerization and the internet will bring inexpensive web-enabled devices for sophisticated exercise testing into the doctor's office and allow remote over-reading services.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Exercise Test / trends*
  • Forecasting
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care*