Relation of results of exercise stress tests in young women to phases of the menstrual cycle

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  • ST-segment depression that occurs in the course of exercise stress testing is considered a "positive" response for myocardial ischemia. Exercise testing results in significant ST segment shifts in 14% to 67% of women without angiographic evidence of coronary artery disease.1 It has been suggested that the high frequency of false-positive ischemic ST segment shifts among women is related to relatively high estrogen levels.2-4 A systematic study of that hypothesis has not been previously reported, and is the subject of this report. © 1988.
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  • Clark PI; Glasser SP; Lyman GH; Krug-Fite J; Root A
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  • 197
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  • 199
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  • 61
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  • 1