At the beginning and after a cycle of trainings, each patient underwent exercise stress test (EST) and was scored on their ATT and AAL based on the Psychological Effects of Rehabilitation Score Scale (PERSS) according to Tylka and Makowska .
Maximal workload attained during exercise stress test could help the physician in assessing whether the patient would be able to resume professional activities.
In our opinion, insufficient SBPR and decreased HRR response may indicate increased cardiovascular risk in these patients despite normal exercise stress tests
. Further studies are necessary to demonstrate the clinical findings of deteriorated autonomic and endothelial dysfunction in FMF patients, and to explain the exact underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in autoinflammatory diseases.
On the other hand, MPI is not used in many cases like recent myocardial infarction, the inability to fulfill the exercise stress test
fitness criteria, and contraindication conditions to adenosine stress testing [6, 7].
* Consider pharmacologic testing for patients who are unable to exercise to an appropriate cardiac workload; it has the same predictive value as a nuclear exercise stress test
-- One in five women taking oral estrogen replacement therapy had a false-positive treadmill exercise stress test
in a prospective study, Dr.
(For more on the different protocols, see "Standard and nuclear exercise stress tests
: A look at protocols" on page 264.) Sensitivity is related to the number of stenotic vessels and the degree of stenosis.
Questionnaire items included performance of exercise stress tests
, population base, and distance to the nearest specialist who performed the test.
In addition to demographic data about each residency, specific details were sought concerning the amount of time spent in didactic sessions, the number of exercise stress tests
performed by the residents and their supervision, the location of the training (hospital or outpatient), the specialty of the instructors, and recommended minimum requirements of the program.
In clinical practice the Exercise Stress Test
(EST) remains the commonest non-invasive technique used to provide physiological evidence of myocardial ischemia.