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Dipyridamole-echocardiography: clinical usefulness following interventions.
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PMID:  10149886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dipyridamole-echocardiography test response can be expressed not only in a black or white (positive vs negative) code but also, in positive tests, by a gray scale integrating the severity and extent of the dyssynergy as well as the ischemia-free stress time. The recognition of the dyssynergy is important to establish the diagnosis; however, the evaluation of the degree of the induced ischemia, stratified according to spatiotemporal coordinates, is even more important because it accurately predicts the coronary anatomical and functional situation, as well as the prognosis of the individual patient. Furthermore, the "shades of gray" in a positive response have proved useful in assessing the beneficial effects of several interventions: coronary angioplasty; coronary artery bypass surgery; thrombolysis; and medical antianginal therapy. Due to its excellent reproducibility, dipyridamole-echocardiography can play a pivotal role for simple, safe, fast, accurate, and objective assessment of therapeutic interventions, either mechanical or pharmacological, based upon the presence, timing, severity, and extent of dipyridamole-induced dyssynergy.
E Picano; L Bolognese; S Pirelli; F Lattanzi; G Sarasso; C Piccinino; F Faletra; D Massa; C Marini; A Distante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-27     Completed Date:  1992-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-23     Citation Subset:  T    
Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, C.N.R., Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / drug therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Dipyridamole / diagnostic use*
Echocardiography / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Thrombolytic Therapy
Treatment Outcome
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