BACKGROUND: a negative peak supine bicycle exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) was shown to have a long-term favourable prognostic value. Data on the long-term prognosis of ischaemic electrocardiographic (ISECG) changes in the setting of a negative peak supine bicycle ESE are lacking. DESIGN: we evaluated the prognostic value of negative peak supine bicycle ESE with or without concomitant ISECG changes in a referral population evaluated for chest pain after an inconclusive first-line work-up including clinical evaluation and exercise ECG stress. METHODS: from 2003 to 2010, patients who underwent a peak supine bicycle ESE and were deemed to be negative were evaluated. Two groups based on concomitant stress ECG tracing were analysed - those with normal stress ECG and those with ISECG changes. The primary endpoint was cumulative incidence of cardiovascular death, hospitalizations for acute coronary syndrome and coronary revascularizations. RESULTS: a total of 371 patients (mean age 59.1 ± 12.1 years, 49.9% women) were studied. Of those, 141 (38.0%) had concomitant ISECG changes. Mean follow-up was 3.46 ± 1.76 years. The primary endpoint occurred in 3.0% of patients, (2.2% in those with normal stress ECG, and in 4.3% with ISECG changes, p = 0.251); with unadjusted hazard ratio for primary endpoint of 2.04 (95%CI 0.62-6.69, p = 0.239) in patients with ISECG changes compared to those with normal stress ECG. CONCLUSIONS: in an outpatient population without known CAD evaluated for chest pain after inconclusive first-line work-up, a negative peak supine bicycle ESE confers an excellent prognosis regardless of the nature of concomitant stress ECG abnormalities.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Prognostic Value of a Negative Peak Supine Bicycle Stress Echocardiography With or Without Concomitant Ischemic Stress Electrocardiographic Changes: a Cohort Study.|
|Autori:||Barbieri, Andrea; Mantovani, Francesca; Bursi, Francesca; Ruggerini, Sara; Lugli Roberta; Abdelmoneim, SS; Modena, Maria Grazia|
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