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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome|
|Subtitle of host publication||Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention|
|Number of pages||25|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
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