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5 Written questions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. - likelihood that diagnostic test will lead to a positive CAD diagnosis
  2. - 3-4 on angina scale
    - drop in SBP >= 10 mmHg
    - ventricular tachycardia
    - fatigue
  3. 1) Determine # of ppl in population w/ disease
    2) Determine # w/ disease that will have '+' testing (# w/ disease x 0.7)
    3) Determine # w/ disease that will have '-' test (Total diseased # - # w/ '+' test)
    4) Do the same for those w/o disease
  4. 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. - Diagnosis - do they have CVD (most used)
    - Disease severity and prognosis in patients w/ CAD
    - Evaluation of medical therapy
    - Stratify patients for further medical intervention (e.g. determine if person is good patient for heart transplant)
    - Functional capacity for activity counseling and exe program

5 True/False questions

  1. list some test modalities used for ETT- treadmill
    - leg ergometer
    - arm ergometer


  2. What's the difference b/t absolute and relative contraindications for exercise testing?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


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


  4. What factors do you look at when determining the pretest likelihood of CAD?- Age - as you age, pretest likelihood increases
    - Gender - women have lower pretest likelihood than men
    - Symptoms - those w/ symptoms have much higher pretest likelihood


  5. List some absolute contraindications to exercise- unstable angina
    - acute infection
    - uncontrolled arrhythmia