Aim: To point out the importance of stress electrocardiography and to present the indications, contraindications, as well as reasons for test termination with reference to the interpretation of the findings.
Background: Despite the development of modern cardiology and the availability of methods for the visualization of coronary artery disease (CAD), stress electrocardiography still has a role in clinical practice.
Review results: It is a safe, affordable, and cheap test for the evaluation of CAD, with clear indications, contraindications, and a clearly defined population for which it is intended.
Conclusion: It is imperative to correlate findings of stress electrocardiography with clinical symptoms, comorbidities, positive family history, and life habits, as well as pharmacological therapy of the patient.
Clinical significance: Stress electrocardiography should be a part of the daily work of cardiologists.
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