Exercise Echocardiography

Has a greater sensitivity for detecting coronary artery disease than does electrocardiographic stress testing alone, as regional wall motion abnormalities occur earlier than symptoms of EKG changes.

Exercise stress testing with an ischemic response is a potent predictor of coronary events.

Exercise electrocardiography has  lower diagnostic accuracy in women,with sensitivity and specificity between 60% and 70%, compared with men at approximately 75%.

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