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Myocardial contrast echocardiography in coronary artery disease: potential applications using venous injections of contrast.
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PMID:  7726115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The feasibility of studying myocardial perfusion with myocardial contrast echocardiography using intra-aortic or intracoronary injections of contrast medium has been established both in animal models and humans. However, the assessment of myocardial perfusion using venous injection is dependent on the availability of contrast agents that can opacify the left ventricular myocardium following a venous injection. Such agents are currently being evaluated in animal models. Using data from left atrial injections of contrast, this review briefly highlights the principles that govern the study of myocardial perfusion from venous injections of contrast. The value of such an approach in the setting of chronic coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction is discussed.
S Kaul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-23     Completed Date:  1995-05-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61D-68D     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Coronary Disease / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography / methods*
Injections, Intravenous
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0/Contrast Media

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