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New research shows cardiologists can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease using a non-invasive simple, short respiratory stress test
Date:5/13/2010

mpared to stress electrocardiography in detecting S-CAD is the subject of the pivotal 1,000-patient SCORE (Spirocor Coronary Outcome by Respiratory stress Examination) study that is currently ongoing.

Study Methodology and Findings

In this study, the RSR test was performed on a total of 193 consecutive patients (stage I: 98 and stage II: 05) referred for coronary angiography to exclude sCAD. Coronary angiography was performed on all subjects and analyzed by cardiologists who were blinded to the RSR results.

The mean patient age was 63.2, and the majority of patients were men (70%). There were no significant differences between patients with sCAD and those with non-sCAD with respect to risk factors. Patients with sCAD had more incidences of recent MI, while patients without sCAD had not had recent MI. No side effects were reported during the study.

Additional multicenter, community-based studies under varying clinical settings and patient populations are warranted to rigorously assess the value of this test for the detection of S-CAD.


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