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In addition to these variables, the absolute number of true-positive, false-negative, false-positive, and true-negative results were extracted per source study.

Conclusion Stress echo is changing. Pharmacologic stress testing for coronary disease diagnosis: After limiting to human studies we identified 86 citations.

Clinical evidences B-lines during stress are detectable in the majority of patients with HF and either reduced [ 42 ] and preserved ejection fraction EF [ 43 ], and may also appear in CAD patients during physical or pharmacological stress [ 44 ].

The prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve is not affected by concomitant antiischemic therapy at the time of testing. Comparison of dobutamine stress echocardiography with dipyridamole stress echocardiography for detection of viable myocardium after myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis.

The new clinical standard of integrated quadruple stress echocardiography with ABCD protocol

Comparison with exercise stress test, analysis of agreement, and impact of antianginal treatment. Open in a separate window. The cardinal sign of transient myocardial ischemia is a stress-induced regional asynergy also called dyssynergy in its three degrees: Journal List Cardiovasc Ultrasound v. For any given coronary stenosis or even in the absence of it, the clinical vulnerability to adverse events is more likely in presence of coronary microcirculation eugeni, alveolar-capillary membrane distress determining increased extravascular lung water, and myocardial scar or fibrosis of the left ventricle LV limiting the global contractile reserve [ echocardiogrzphy ].


Several previous meta-analysis pooled data of dipyridamole stress echocardiography, including standard dose with high dose and high dose plus atropine [ 36 – 39 ]. Combined low dose dipyridamole-dobutamine echocardiography: The environmental impact of a single cardiovascular magnetic resonance or myocardial perfusion echocardigraphy is 5- to times higher than that of a SE on human health, ecosystem effects and resource use.

The predictive value of the test depends upon the prevalence of the disease in the population under study. The increased use of SE brings with it an increased risk of inappropriateness [ 11 ]. Subjectivity of reading The operator-dependence can be minimized – not abolished – echocardoigraphy expert training and adoption of conservative reading criteria, with credentialing via standardized web-based picanp and certification [ 29 ].

RWMA are linked to stress-induced subendocardial hypoperfusion, usually caused by a critical reduction in coronary flow reserve due to an anatomically and physiologically significant epicardial artery stenosis [ 1 ]. In terms of population burden, the almost 8 million stress myocardial scintigraphy scans per year in the USA translate into a population risk of about 8 thousand new cancers in the lifetime [ 18 ], which represent also an extra-cost of around 50, US dollars per cancer [ 17 ].

A for regional wall motion asynergy: It seems counterintuitive that dipyridamole is a strong coronary vasodilator which does not importantly increase myocardial oxygen demand and is also a powerful ischemic stressor. Support Center Support Center. Noninvasive assessment of coronary stenoses by myocardial imaging during pharmacologic coronary vasodilatation. Nevertheless, stress echo has potential to adapt to a changing environment and overcome its current limitations. Meta-analysis, editorials, letters have been excluded.

High dose dipyridamole protocol 0. Beleslin et al sttress head to head patients with treadmill exercise, dobutamine and dipyridamole stress echo and concluded that “from the technical viewpoint, dipyridamole represents the primary school, dobutamine the secondary school, and exercise the University in the stress echo cursus studiorum” [ 21 ].


Left ventricular contractile reserve C can be useful to detect a subclinical occult systolic dysfunction in a subset of these patients [ 77 ]. Integration of wall motion, coronary flow velocity and left ventricular contractile reserve in a single test: The physiology of myocardium is that of an erectile organ, and in the low flow range the increase in flow is paralleled by an increase in regional function [ 35 ].

Cardiac stress test trends among US patients younger than 65 years, In spite of its unsurpassed strengths which make it a dominant technique due to low cost, absence of radiation, environmental friendly nature and versatility coupled with universal availability, SE has important weaknesses that restrict its use and value.

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Low-dose dipyridamole infusion acutely increases exercise capacity in angina pectoris: Studies from the same group were considered only once, to avoid partial re-counting of data [ 2930 ] and only the latest, and largest, study was used as source study. Stress echocardiography with smartphone: Determinants of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure.

The latest European Society of Cardiology ESC guidelines for stable angina conclude that “the two tests have very similar applications and the choice as to which is employed depends largely on local facilities and expertise ” [ 5 ].

Predicting the extent and location of coronary artery disease in acute myocardial infarction by echocardiography during dobutamine infusion.