Risk stratification in patients with chest pain

Prim Care. 2001 Mar;28(1):99-118 ,vii. doi: 10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70009-9.


This article reviews the role of exercise testing in the assessment of patients with suspected coronary disease. To accomplish this, four major topics are considered: the general concept of risk stratification; the estimation of outcomes using data from the initial evaluation of the patient; diagnostic assessment with the exercise test; and prognostic assessment with the exercise test. This review focuses on the standard treadmill exercise test.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chest Pain / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Exercise Test*
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Primary Health Care
  • Risk Assessment*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity