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Person—functional stress test ischaemic result, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFunctional stress test ischaemic result
METeOR identifier:Help on this term285105
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this termThe result of the person's electrocardiogram stress in terms of ischaemic outcome, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—functional stress test ischaemic result

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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1Not done
9Not stated/inadequately described

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CODE 2     Positive

On an exercise tolerance test, the patient developed either:

a.  Both ischaemic discomfort and ST shift greater than or equal to 1 mm (0.1 mV) (horizontal or downsloping); or

b.  new ST shift greater than or equal to 2 mm (0.2 mV) (horizontal or down-sloping) believed to represent ischaemia even in the absence of ischaemic discomfort.

On cardiac imaging investigation (e.g. exercise thallium or MIBI test, stress echocardiography, or dipyridamole, thallium, or adenosine radioisotope scan):

a. Evidence of reversible ischaemia on nuclear imaging of the myocardium.

b. Evidence of inducible ischaemic response during echocardiographic imaging of the myocardium.

If the patient had an equivalent type of exercise test but  a definite evidence of ischaemia on cardiac imaging (e.g. an area of clear reversible ischaemia), this should be considered a positive test.

CODE 3     Negative

No evidence of ischaemia (i.e. no typical angina pain and no ST shifts).

CODE 4     Equivocal


a.  Typical ischaemic pain but no ST shift greater than or equal to 1 mm (0.1 mV) (horizontal or downsloping); or

ST shift of 1 mm (0.1 mV) (horizontal or downsloping) but no ischaemic discomfort.

b.  Defect on myocardial imaging of uncertain nature or significance.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAcute coronary syndrome data working group
Steward:Help on this termThe National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

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Supersedes Functional stress test ischaemic result, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.0 KB)

Has been superseded by Functional stress test—ischaemic and perfusion outcome result, code N Health, Standard 01/10/2008

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Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

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Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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