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Myocardial perfusion: contrast echocardiography perspectives.
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PMID:  1605119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Contrast echocardiography may become a useful means of quantifying transmural regional myocardial perfusion patterns, experimentally and clinically, in a variety of settings. Contrast echocardiography has already been used in the operating room to study perfusion during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Other recent studies have demonstrated the ability of contrast echocardiography to predict wall motion improvement following acute myocardial infarction and therapeutic intervention. This is significant in the light of the discrepancy that has recently been shown between epicardial coronary vessel diameter and coronary flow. Studies suggest that both tissue and blood flow and volume may be quantitatively evaluated using contrast echocardiography, and these parameters ultimately may be used to assess tissue viability or vascular reserve. Contrast echocardiography techniques have been shown to be safe and reliable, and provide a high degree of spatial and temporal resolution.
S B Feinstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-14     Completed Date:  1992-07-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36H-41H     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Circulation*
Echocardiography / trends*

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