Evaluation of routine functional testing after percutaneous coronary intervention

Mark J. Eisenberg, James C. Blankenship, Thao Huynh, Michael Azrin, Asad Pathan, Steven Sedlis, Manotosh Panja, Mark R. Starling, Rafael Beyar, Arik Azoulay, Joanna Caron, Louise Pilote

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Following percutaneous coronary intervention, 348 patients were randomized to either routine or selective functional testing strategies. For the primary end point of maximal exercise endurance on a treadmill at 9 months, achievement was similar in the routine and selective groups. For the secondary end points measuring functional status and quality of life, scores were also similar. There was little difference in the rates of invasive cardiac procedures for the 2 groups at 9 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-747
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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