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Update on myocardial contrast echocardiography: a surgeon's perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9801247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability to evaluate myocardial perfusion and microvascular structural integrity can help surgeons predict the necessity for surgical intervention, the sequence of intraoperative interventions, the risk of perioperative infarction, the likelihood of successful surgical recovery, and the degree of long-term clinical benefit. The ability to directly assess perfusion intraoperatively may allow surgeons to reliably evaluate a patient's myocardial perfusion at any time during the operative procedure. As this article will discuss, surgeons may use myocardial contrast echocardiography intraoperatively to evaluate myocardial function and integrity, to determine the order of graft placement, to determine the success of bypass graft patency, and to help predict those patients who will experience successful cardiac function after recovering from surgery.
W D Spotnitz; R L Welker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-02     Completed Date:  1999-06-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22906-0005, USA.
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Echocardiography / methods*,  standards*

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