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Stress Echocardiography Expert Consensus Statement--Executive Summary: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC) Sicari R, Nihoyannopoulos P, Evangelista A, Kasprzak J, Lancellotti P, Poldermans D, Voigt JU, Zamorano JL
Comment: In the last 10 years, stress echocardiography has reached its established rank in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease. These guidelines conclude that nuclear cardiology and stress echocardiography provide comparable information on diagnosis accuracy for noninvasive detection of coronary disease, identification of myocardial viability and prognostic stratification.Reference: Eur Heart J 2009; 30:278-89
ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emerg
Douglas PS, Khandheria B, Stainback RF, Weissman NJ, Peterson ED, Hendel RC, Stainback RF, Blaivas M, Des Prez RD, Gillam LD, Golash T, Hiratzka LF, Kussmaul WG, Labovitz AJ, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, Mayo PH, Porembka D, Spertus JA, Wann LS, Wiegers SE, Brindis RG, Douglas PS, Patel MR, Wolk MJ, Allen JM Reference: Circulation 2008; 117:1478-97
The additive prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities and coronary flow reserve during dipyridamole stress echo
Rigo F, Sicari R, Gherardi S, Djordjevic-Dikic A, Cortigiani L, Picano EComment: In the last 5 years, a major innovation changed the face and the diagnostic content of stress echocardiography: dual imaging of wall motion and coronary flow reserve with pulsed-Doppler imaging of the middistal left anterior descending coronary artery. Imaging coronary flow reserve expands the prognostic potential of stress echocardiography, since in the absence of wall motion negativity, the patient subset with reduced coronary flow reserve also have a more malignant prognosis. Reference: Eur Heart J 2008; 29:79-88
Transthoracic echocardiographic imaging of coronary arteries: tips, traps, and pitfalls
Stress echocardiography from 1979 to present
Armstrong WF, Ryan TComment:In USA, exercise echocardiography is based on the posttreadmill approach with imaging at rest and as soon as possible during the recovery period.
Exercise pulmonary hypertension in asymptomatic degenerative mitral regurgitation
Magne J, Lancellotti P, Pierard LA
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