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Stress echocardiography in the evaluation of chest pain and accuracy in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9166363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stress echocardiography has emerged as a valuable technique for the noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease. The accuracy of exercise echocardiography, using treadmill or bicycle stress, and of pharmacological stress echocardiography, using dobutamine or vasodilators, has been verified in large numbers of patients. In the detection of coronary artery disease, its accuracy is superior to that of the exercise electrocardiogram and appears comparable to the accuracy of SPECT perfusion imaging. In addition, stress echocardiography is useful in the localization and quantitation of coronary artery disease. Unique to stress echocardiography is the potential to detect other forms of heart disease that may be associated with chest pain. These characteristics support its use in the evaluation of the patient with chest pain.
P A Pellikka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-0620     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    1997 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-23     Completed Date:  1997-06-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Chest Pain / ultrasonography*
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  radionuclide imaging,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Dipyridamole / diagnostic use
Dobutamine / diagnostic use
Echocardiography / methods*
Exercise Test
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Vasodilator Agents / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents; 34368-04-2/Dobutamine; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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