caratterizzata da un esame insufficiente

English translation: poor performance (during the EKG stress test)

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Italian term or phrase:caratterizzata da un esame insufficiente
English translation:poor performance (during the EKG stress test)
Entered by: Joseph Tein

04:14 Dec 24, 2016
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / cardiology - cycle ergometry
Italian term or phrase: caratterizzata da un esame insufficiente
This is in the History section of a report on a patient hospitalized to undergo coronary angiography.

"Alla cicloergometria eseguita dal cardiologo curante, caratterizzata da un *esame insufficiente* si riscontrava comparsa di dispnea ed astenia in assenza di alterazioni elettrocardiografiche inducibili. Si approfondivano quindi le indagini tramite Coro-TC ... ""

I need to understand and know how to translate "esame insufficiente." I find very few (under 10) hits in google for "insufficient" or "poor" or "inadequate" examination in this ergometry context. Does the phrase mean the test was performed poorly, or does it have to do with the patient's test results? This seems like a simple little translation challenge, but I just don't understand it. (Maybe it means the results were inconclusive, and so they had to do more testing?)

Thanks for your help.
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 02:45
poor performance (during the EKG stress test)
Explanation:
Ciao Joseph.

Usually this term is used when the patient does not reach the maximal effort needed to give a correct interpretarion of the results. Sometimes elderly patients cannot pedal a long time on the cycle ergometer, or they feel exhausted very soon.
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Gilberto Lacchia
Italy
Local time: 11:45
Grading comment
Ciao Gilberto, thanks again. All the best for the new year.
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3 +5poor performance (during the EKG stress test)
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52 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
poor performance (during the EKG stress test)


Explanation:
Ciao Joseph.

Usually this term is used when the patient does not reach the maximal effort needed to give a correct interpretarion of the results. Sometimes elderly patients cannot pedal a long time on the cycle ergometer, or they feel exhausted very soon.

Gilberto Lacchia
Italy
Local time: 11:45
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 1120
Grading comment
Ciao Gilberto, thanks again. All the best for the new year.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cedric Randolph: It's pretty clear even in the context. Gilbert is being modest by rating it at 3. Seasons greetings AND A HNY
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agree  Peter Cox
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agree  Fiona Grace Peterson
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agree  martini
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agree  lirka: definitely
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