Tempo di recupero dall'ischemia miocardica indotta mediante test da sforzo: correlazione con la durata dell'ischemia durante il test e con l'estensione della malattia coronarica

Translated title of the contribution: Recovery time from myocardial ischemia induced by exercise test: correlation with duration of ischemia during the test and with the extent of coronary disease

S. Ghio, E. Eleuteri, S. de Servi, C. Falcone, C. Auguadro, S. Quaglini, C. Berzuini, G. Specchia, C. Montemartini

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. Aim of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting the duration of the recovery time (RT) after a positive exercise stress test and to define its relationship with the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS. We studied 109 consecutive patients with a positive exercise test and proven coronary disease. RESULTS. RT was neither related to the severity of CAD, nor to exercise duration, rate-pressure product at the end of the exercise and maximum ST segment depression. A significant linear relationship was found between RT and the time of ischemia during exercise (IT) (r = 0.66, p < .001). This relationship was analyzed separately in patients (pts) with advanced (Group I) and in pts with less severe CAD (Group II). The regression line of the data showed a similar slope but a higher y-axis intercept in Group I than in Group II (p < .05). The RT/IT ratio was in fact significantly higher in Group I than in Group II (3.0 +/- 1.3 vs 1.7 +/- 0.7, p < .0001). Discriminant analysis was performed to predict the presence of advanced CAD: using the RT/IT ratio instead of RT correct classification rate of the model increased from 81.4 to 86.7%, predictive accuracy from 73.7 to 85.3% and true negative rate from 85.3 to 87.4%. CONCLUSIONS. These results suggest that the normalization of the recovery time by time of ischemia during the test provides a simple and useful index for the prediction of the extent of coronary artery disease.
Translated title of the contributionRecovery time from myocardial ischemia induced by exercise test: correlation with duration of ischemia during the test and with the extent of coronary disease
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1069-1076
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale italiano di cardiologia
Volume24
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1994

Keywords

  • coronary angiography
  • coronary disease
  • exercise test
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • middle aged
  • predictive value of tests
  • time factors

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