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Utility of P Waves in Exercise Testing

Published:February 14, 2006DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.11.021
      We read with interest the recently published report on “Usefulness of P-Wave Morphology During Submaximal Treadmill Testing to Predict Coronary Artery Disease” by Dunbar et al.
      • Dunbar D.D.
      • Saul B.I.
      • Kassotis J.
      • Badillo L.
      Usefulness of P-wave morphology during submaximal treadmill exercise to predict coronary artery disease.
      In addition to our own work,
      • Myrianthefs M.M.
      • Ellestad M.H.
      • Startt-Selvester R.H.
      • Crump R.
      Significance of signal-averged P-wave changes during exercise in patients with coronary artery disease and correlation with angiographic findings.
      • Pandya A.
      • Ellestad M.H.
      • Crump R.
      Time course of changes in P-wave duration during exercise.
      • Myrianthefs M.M.
      • Ellestad M.H.
      • Startt-Selvester R.H.
      • Crump R.
      Significance of signal-averged P-wave changes during exercise in patients with coronary artery disease and correlation with angiographic findings.
      extensive published reports are available dealing with P-wave morphology that the investigators and readers will find important.
      • Selvester R.H.
      • Haywood L.J.
      High gain, high frequency atrial vectorcardiograms in normal subjects and in patients with atrial enlargement.
      • Cheema A.N.
      • Ahmed M.W.
      • Kadish A.H.
      • Goldberger J.J.
      Effects of autonomic stimulation and blockade on signal-averaged P wave duration.
      • Morris Jr, J.J.
      • Estes E.H.
      • Whalen R.E.
      • Thompson Jr, H.D.
      • McIntosh H.D.
      P-wave analysis in valvular heart disease.
      • Banasiak W.
      • Pjak I.
      • Ponikowski P.
      • et al.
      P-wave signal-averaged electrocardiogram in patients with idiopathic mitral valve prolapse syndrome and supraventricular arrhythmias.
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