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Comparison of exercise electrocardiography and dobutamine echocardiography with invasively assessed myocardial fractional flow reserve in evaluation of severity of coronary arterial narrowing.

Authors
  • Bartunek, J
  • Van Schuerbeeck, E
  • de Bruyne, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 15, 1997
Volume
79
Issue
4
Pages
478–481
Identifiers
PMID: 9052353
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study compares side-by-side exercise electrocardiography and dobutamine echocardiography with an invasively assessed index of myocardial flow (pressure-derived myocardial fractional flow reserve). The data show that ST-segment depression > or = 0.1 mV and the occurrence of new wall motion abnormalities during dobutamine infusion reflect a similar impairment of myocardial blood flow.

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