Medical Director, MWH Heart Stroke and Cancer Centre, MBBS, MRCP (UK), M Med (Int Med), FAMS (Cardiology), FRCP (Edin)
HITTING A WALL: Going by the body of knowledge available, most doctors will not perform further testing if a treadmill test is negative, especially if the patient was able to achieve high levels of exercise.
IF you are in your early 30s and have a negative treadmill test, does it mean that you have absolutely no heart disease? Well, the answer is not so simple. Mr A was 32 years old and had been seen annually together with his parents since his late 20s. Given his father's history of coronary artery...