Principles of interpretation of stress echocardiography

Kameswari Maganti*, Vera H Rigolin

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Stress echocardiography was introduced in the early 1980s and has matured into a robust, versatile, widely available, reliable, and cost-effective technique utilized for noninvasive imaging of the heart. In combination with a variety of stressors, stress echocardiography provides a means for the detection of ischemia by assessment of regional wall motion abnormalities. In addition to its utility in detection and accurate risk stratification of patients with suspected and established coronary artery disease, it has a role in assessment of severity of valvular heart disease by providing valuable physiological hemodynamic data and also has a proven role in the assessment of myocardial viability in patients with dyssynergic segments as well as with left ventricular dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEchocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781848820265
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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