Stress Echocardiography: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease by Thomas H. MarwickStress Echocardiography: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease by Thomas H. Marwick

Stress Echocardiography: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

byThomas H. Marwick

Paperback | October 20, 2012

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W. F. ARMSTRONG While stress echocardiography is not the first technique to be applied to patients for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, it represents an impor­ tant clinical tool, likely to become of increasing pertinence in today's era of cost containment and mandated cost-effectiveness of diagnosis. It may be the most rapidly expanding area of clinical echocardiography today. Stress echocardiography as we know it today represents the natural con­ clusion and merger of observations made over fifty years ago. In 1935 Tenn­ ant and Wiggers demonstrated that the immediate result of a coronary oc­ clusion, was an instantaneous abnormality of wall motion [1]. As viewed from the surface of the heart in an open chest dog preparation, cyanosis and obvious paradoxical bulging of the left ventricular wall was noted. At a similar time Masters and co-workers, using fairly rudimentary exercise de­ vices, described the response of the human cardiovascular system to sustained exercise (Figure 1) [2]. These two observations diverged for four decades while clinical investigation was pursued along the two parallel lines.
Title:Stress Echocardiography: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pagesPublished:October 20, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401043353

ISBN - 13:9789401043359

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Preface. Foreword; W.F. Armstrong. 1. Basic considerations in the pathophysiology and detection of ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. 2. How to perform stress echocardiography - practical aspects. 3. Exercise echocardiography. 4. Stress echocardiography using exercise-simulating techniques. 5. Stress echocardiography with vasoactive agents. 6. Comparison of exercise and pharmacologic stress echocardiography and electrocardiography. 7. Comparison of stress echocardiography and scintigraphic techniques for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. 8. Use of stress echocardiography for assessment of interventions and medical treatment. 9. Prognostic value of stress echocardiography. 10. Echocardiographic determination of myocardial viability. Index.