ACSMís Guidelines For Exercise Testing & Prescription


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ACSMís Guidelines For Exercise Testing & Prescription

World Health Organization :

Bayes Theorem states :

Bayes Theorem speaks to the issue that an exercise test must have two qualities : sensitivity and specificity.



False Negative Tests

False Positive Tests

Predictive Value

Using exercise tests to screen large numbers of asymptomatic people is of questionable value.

Symptoms which make Bayesian sense and which increase the predictive value of an exercise test would be :

Imaging Stress Tests

Exercise GXTís with technetium-Tc99m sestamibi imaging or thallium chloride-201 imaging tend to improve the sensitivity and specificity of the test to ~ 85+%.

The sensitivity and specificity of any test is improved by the number of diseased vessels.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Email: David.Arnall@NAU.EDU

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