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Evaluation of Patients after Recent Acute Myocardial Infarction

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The Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project (CEAP) of the American College of Physicians evaluates and informs College members and others about the safety and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and medical practices. Evaluation of technologies begins with a notice in Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Observer inviting comments. Appropriate members of the Council of Medical Societies, the Council of Subspecialty Societies, other specialty societies, and selected outside experts are asked to review draft manuscripts. The CEAP statements thus represent a synthesis of the literature and expert opinion and are intended to reflect the current state-of-the-art knowledge concerning a technology or medical practice. Statements may be reconsidered as new information becomes available.

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©1989 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(6):485-488. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-110-6-485
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In patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction, the following specialized laboratory tests have been used to evaluate prognosis and functional capacity, on which therapy is based: exercise electrocardiography; thallium perfusion scintigraphy, done at rest and in association with exercise; radionuclide ventriculography, done at rest or during exercise; ambulatory electrocardiography; programmed electric stimulation; echocardiography, done at rest or after exercise; and coronary arteriography.

Each of these tests may facilitate the assessment of prognosis in patients who have had a myocardial infarction, but the tests may also be redundant or potentially hazardous. This paper describes a stepwise process of selecting


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