A stress echocardiography exam may or may not be appropriate for a patient with a prior stress imaging or coronary angiogram test result.
Patient selection: prior stress imaging or coronary angiogram test result
(1) findings on prior exam
(2) current symptoms
(3) time of last exam
(4) global coronary artery disease risk
Time of Last Exam
new or worse
< 2 years
>= 2 years
intermediate or high
equivocal, borderline, discordant
If the appropriateness is uncertain, then additional clinical findings may be needed to decide whether or not to proceed with the study.
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