RecommendationNo recommendation was made
Relative values of different outcomes
Trade off between clinical benefits and harms
Economic considerationsNo health economic evidence was available but the cost of testing is significant.
Quality of evidenceOne low quality study was found.
Other considerationsThe GDG agreed not to make a recommendation. The care of people with cardiac syndrome X is difficult. The diagnosis is made after angiography. The evidence does not support routine use of stress ECHO but the GDG recognized that further investigation may have a role in individual patients.

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