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Reversible left ventricular dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10979026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The extent and degree of myocardial viability are important parameters in the risk stratification of patients with significant left ventricular dysfunction secondary to coronary artery disease. Although several imaging modalities can identify viable myocardium, dobutamine stress echocardiography has gained considerable importance as an accurate, safe, and reliable method. In patients with significant left ventricular dysfunction secondary to coronary artery disease, identification of the presence and extent of contractile reserve and, therefore, viable myocardium during low-dose dobutamine infusion can predict the recovery of left ventricular function after revascularization, survival rate, and future cardiac events.
Authors:
F A Chaudhry; B Singh; K Galatro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-12     Completed Date:  2000-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-506     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Contrast Media
Dipyridamole / diagnostic use
Dobutamine / diagnostic use
Echocardiography*
Humans
Nitroglycerin / diagnostic use
Prognosis
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / ultrasonography*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 34368-04-2/Dobutamine; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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