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Future applications for the evaluation of ventricular function using echocardiography.
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PMID:  7064859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is almost impossible to anticipate all of the potential technologic and clinical advances in echocardiography; however, the development of new clinical techniques, new instrumentation, stress echocardiography, new contrast agents, the ability to identify tissue types, improved ultrasonics information from the circulating blood. Doppler echocardiography, three dimensional echocardiography, the ability to obtained ultrasonic information using catheters or surgical exploration and especially improved techniques for quantitating echocardiographic data, make the potential usefulness of echocardiography in assessing cardiac function, and specifically left ventricular function, very exciting. We should be able to use the advances in echocardiography to improve our understanding of normal cardiac function and pathophysiology, as well as to enhance our ability to make precise diagnoses.
H Feigenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-27     Completed Date:  1982-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1330-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Doppler Effect
Echocardiography* / methods
Exercise Test
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
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0/Contrast Media

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