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  1. - Age - as you age, pretest likelihood increases
    - Gender - women have lower pretest likelihood than men
    - Symptoms - those w/ symptoms have much higher pretest likelihood
  2. - greatest when pre-test likelihood is intermediate to high probability of CAD
    - Little value in testing individuals who are asymptomatic
  3. Absolute:
    - potential serious medical complications of ETT is completed
    - risks of performing ETT outweigh benefits
    - a potential medical concern is present
    - benefit vs. risk of performing ETT should be evaluated
  4. - treadmill
    - leg ergometer
    - arm ergometer
  5. Bruce or Ellestad:
    - good for young ppl b/c the between-stage graduations of grade and speed are more aggresive
    USAFSAM or Naughton
    - Food for older ppl b/c more gradual between-stage progressions of grade and speed

5 True/False questions

  1. List some indicators for stopping an ETT.- treadmill
    - leg ergometer
    - arm ergometer


  2. Describe the sensitivity, specificity of exercise testing diagnostics with ECG. What is a better method?- Sensitivity = 70% (7 of 10 patients w/ CAD will have '+' test)
    - Specificity = 90% (9 of 10 patients w/o CAD will have '-' test)


  3. What is pretest likelihood?- treadmill
    - leg ergometer
    - arm ergometer


  4. What is monitored during an ETT and when should it be monitored?- likelihood that diagnostic test will lead to a positive CAD diagnosis


  5. List some absolute contraindications to exercise- chronic infectious disease
    - uncontrolled metabolic disease
    - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy