Study: Modified treadmill test still inaccurate for heart disease in women

04/18/2005 | Yahoo!

Even with modifications to better represent a woman's physique, exercise treadmill testing is not very accurate in detecting clogged coronary arteries, according to new research. The modifications were made after previous research showed standard treadmill testing to not be as accurate in women as in men, but a new study of women with suspected coronary disease showed the test to be unreliable in detecting coronary narrowing in women.

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