Table 5

Results of positive symptom limited versus positive low level cycle ergometer exercise tests performed 5–8 days after thrombolytically treated acute myocardial infarction.

Symptom limited end pointLow level end point
ST segment depression (> 1 mm)1710
Chest pain156
ST segment depression and chest pain 54
Positive test (ST segment depression/chest pain/BP fall)3915
Inadequate BP response (< 30 mm Hg increase)33
Low exercise level at symptom limited endpoint (< 1 W/kg)18
  • Values are number of patients. Three of the patients developed chest pain after exercise and were considered negative in low level exercise. BP, blood pressure.