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Evaluation of myocardial viability using stress echocardiography.
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PMID:  9166366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stress echocardiography is a commonly employed technique for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and for determining patient prognosis. More recently, it has been shown to be a valuable tool for determining myocardial viability in both acute and chronic ischemic coronary syndromes. The response of myocardial segments that are dysfunctional at rest to low dose stimulation with dobutamine predicts eventual recovery of function with a level of accuracy equivalent to that of the competing radionuclide techniques. Identification of patients with significant areas of viable myocardium plays a valuable role in decision making for high risk intervention and multivessel bypass surgery. Additionally, identification of viable myocardial carries significant prognostic implications for future cardiac events.
W F Armstrong; E Bossone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-0620     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    1997 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-23     Completed Date:  1997-06-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-66     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor 48109-0273, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / ultrasonography*
Dobutamine / diagnostic use*
Echocardiography / methods*
Myocardial Stunning / ultrasonography*
Predictive Value of Tests
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / ultrasonography
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