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Table 3 Providing a pre-exercise certificate to general population and cardiac patients. Certificate for Cardiac patient

From: Dealing with ambiguity: Israeli physician’s attitudes and practices regarding pre-exercise certificates: a questionnaire study

Negative Exercise stress test (ergometry) in the last year? 64.3 %
Negative Exercise stress test (ergometry) in the last two years? 31.6 %
Negative Exercise stress test (ergometry) in the last five years? 4.2 %
Do you provide Ischemic Cardiac patients (Angioplasty, CABG, positive stress test) with a pre-exercise certificate?  
 Yes - 5.3 %
 Yes, under the limitations I explain – 18.0 %
 No, I refer to a sports physician – 12.0 %
 No, I refer to a cardiologist −53.4 %
 No, I refer to a cardiac rehabilitation program (exercise under medical supervision) – 11.3 %