Diagnostic and prognostic significance of exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes in men and women: a four year follow-up.

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Journal Article

Two hundred eighty patients (197 men and 83 women) with normal rest electrocardiograms and no history of prior myocardial infarction were referred for evaluation of chest pain. It was found that exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes had a lower sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value in predicting significant coronary artery disease than exercise-induced ST segment depression greater than or equal to 1 mm. The incidence of exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes was not significantly different in patients with no significant coronary artery disease, single vessel disease or multivessel disease. The site of origin of exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes was not helpful in predicting the presence or severity of coronary artery disease. At a mean follow-up period of 47.1 months, exercise-induced premature ventricular complexes did not predict coronary events (cardiac death or nonfatal myocardial infarction) in men or women.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nair, CK; Aronow, WS; Sketch, MH; Pagano, T; Lynch, JD; Mooss, AN; Esterbrooks, D; Runco, V; Ryschon, K

Published Date

  • May 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1201 - 1206

PubMed ID

  • 6601121

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6601121

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1097

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States