RICHARD A. BARDACK, M.D.
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To the editor: I wish to comment on "Treadmill Stress Tests As Indicators of Presence and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease" by Goldschlager, Selzer, and Cohn in the September issue (Ann Intern Med 85:277-286, 1976). Their conclusion that exercise testing is "an extremely useful procedure, not only as a means of detecting the presence or absence of coronary disease in a qualitative sense, but also as a means of delineating persons with advanced degrees of malignant types of coronary disease" is not supported by their findings. There were 29 patients with isolated left anterior descending disease, half of whom had
BARDACK RA. Treadmill Stress Test. Ann Intern Med. ;86:245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-245_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):245.
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