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Clinical usefulness of low-dose dobutamine stress real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography for detection of viable myocardium.
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PMID:  22407931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES.: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic accuracy of semi-quantitative and quantitative real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (RT-MCE) with low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (LD-DSE) in detecting viable myocardium. METHODS.: Thirty in-patients with coronary artery disease and regional wall motion abnormalities underwent RT-MCE without and with LD-DSE. Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed within 1 week after RT-MCE in all patients. Myocardial perfusion was evaluated from A, β, and A × β indices from microbubble replenishment curves. The motion of each myocardium segment was observed by routine echocardiography 1, 3, and 6 months after percutaneous coronary intervention and its improvement over time was the criterion of viable myocardium. RESULTS.: RT-MCE sensitivity and specificity for the assessment of viable myocardium were 71.7% and 69.8%, rising to 81.3% and 76.7% (p < 0.05) when combined with LD-DSE. Using quantitative RT-MCE with cutoff values of A, β, and A × β, the sensitivity and specificity were 75.6%, 78.8%, 82.1%, and 82.4%, 77.9%, 78.6%, respectively. When combined with LD-DSE, the sensitivity and specificity were 86.0%, 83.2%; 88.9% and 84.1%; 89.6%, 79.9%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS.: Quantitative RT-MCE analysis yielded higher sensitivity and specificity than semi-quantitative RT-MCE with or without LD-DSE for the detection of viable myocardium. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2012.
Dong-Ye Li; Ji Hao; Yong Xia; Hui Zhang; Tong-da Xu; Xiao-Ping Wang; Yan-Bin Zhang; Jun-Hong Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-9
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Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Cardiovascular Disease Institute of Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou 221002, China.
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