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[Stress echocardiography in diagnosis of coronary artery disease].

Authors
  • Gackowski, A
  • Piwowarska, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polski tygodnik lekarski (Warsaw, Poland : 1960)
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1996
Volume
51
Issue
10-13
Pages
170–174
Identifiers
PMID: 8927556
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Diagnostic value of stress echocardiography is discussed. Different stress modalities such as exercise, pharmacological tests (dipyridamole, adenosine, dobutamine), and atrial pacing are characterized and compared. Stress echo protocols are also described. A value of stress echocardiography is discussed in comparison with ECG stress testing and thalium perfusion scintigraphy. Stress echocardiography is a valuable, safe, inexpensive diagnostic technique in case of the coronary artery disease. It is time-consuming and has limited efficiency in patients with poor echocardiographic conditions. The test requires skills and experience of the performing physician.

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