Table 4

Comparison of patients with positive versus negative symptom limited exercise stress tests 5–8 days after thrombolytically treated myocardial infarction. Five tests were inconclusive; there were no cardiac events in this group

Positive tests (n=39) (29 men, 10 women)Negative tests (n=31) (22 men, 9 women) p Value
Age (years )63 (9)64 (9)0.7
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%)45 (9)47 (10)0.9
Maximal exercise capacity (W)91 (26)96 (22)0.4
Resting heart rate (beats/min)72 (14)69 (15)0.6
Maximal heart rate (beats/min)116 (14)115 (30)0.8
Q wave infarction anterior/inferior9/209/11
All events194
Non-fatal acute myocardial infarction32
Fatal acute myocardial infarction10
  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.