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How best to use echocardiography for definitive assessment. Methods of estimating valvular integrity, LV function, pulmonary pressure.
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PMID:  10148157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with myocardial infarction, echocardiography helps predict outcome, as well as guide the selection of interventional strategies. By assessing the extent of valvular dysfunction and abnormalities in LV and RV size and function, echocardiography can help determine whether surgery is needed in patients with valvular heart disease. Both pulmonary artery pressures and LV function can be evaluated and quantified with ultrasonically derived data. Although echocardiography cannot document active infection, vegetations may appear as areas of valvular thickening. The role of echocardiography will continue to evolve as new techniques are developed.
P R Liebson; T H Karson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of critical illness     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1040-0257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Crit Illn     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-27     Completed Date:  1993-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608118     Medline TA:  J Crit Illn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-28     Citation Subset:  T    
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.
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MeSH Terms
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Echocardiography / methods*,  trends
Heart Neoplasms / ultrasonography
Heart Valve Diseases / ultrasonography*
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Ventricular Function, Left
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