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Stress testing seems to be increasingly common, with more and more requests for it by patients. It is important, therefore, for it to be explained and illustrated lucidly so that physicians may use it efficiently and appropriately. This text meets those criteria, although it is primarily limited to treadmill exercise testing.
There are more spelling errors than acceptable—for example, "keytones" instead of ketones—and more anecdote than one would like. Occasionally the data presented seem to refute the conclusion made and to be the author's opinion. The author suggests that patients "eat lightly" before the exercise tests for irrelevant reasons when
Stress Testing. Principles and Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-5-717_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(5):717.
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