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Exercise Doppler: functional evaluation of right heart dynamics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10149887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise echocardiography is a versatile technique that includes not only two-dimensional imaging, but also Doppler of aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. Doppler echocardiography can be useful in the evaluation of global left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, valvular function, transvalvular gradients, and pulmonary artery pressure. The technique lends itself to the study of the cardiac response to exercise in a variety of disease states, including pulmonary, coronary artery, valvular, and congenital heart disease. We review our experience using agitated saline-enhanced Doppler of tricuspid insufficiency to determine pulmonary artery pressure throughout exercise in chronic lung disease.
R B Himelman; N B Schiller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
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:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-33     Citation Subset:  T    
Echocardiography Laboratory, The University of California, San Francisco.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve / ultrasonography
Blood Pressure
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods*
Exercise Test / methods*
Heart Diseases / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Lung Diseases / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / ultrasonography
Pulmonary Artery / physiology
Saline Solution, Hypertonic / diagnostic use
Tricuspid Valve / ultrasonography
Ventricular Function, Right / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Saline Solution, Hypertonic

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