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Table 3 Exclusion criteria

From: Impact of different exercise training modalities on the coronary collateral circulation and plaque composition in patients with significant coronary artery disease (EXCITE trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Exclusion criteria
1. Left main coronary artery stenosis >50%
2.High-grade stenosis (>75%) of the proximal left anterior descending artery
3. Stenosis with a minimum diameter of <2 mm
4. Acute coronary syndromes or recent myocardial infarction within the past 2 months
5. LV-EF ≤40%
6. Significant valvular heart disease
7. Pregnancy
8. Contraindication for application of adenosine:
 AV block II and III°
 Sick sinus syndrome
 Long QT
 Asthma bronchiale
9. Limitation of physical activity for reasons not due to coronary artery disease
10. Life expectancy <1 year
11 Substance abuse (drug or alcohol) problem within the previous 6 months