Effect of Coronary Revascularization on the Prognostic Value of Stress Myocardial Contrast Wall Motion and Perfusion Imaging

Journal of the American Heart Association

5 Giugno Giu 2017 22 days ago
  • Pontone G

Contrast dipyridamole echocardiography (cSE-WMP), with both contrast myocardial perfusion (MP) and wall motion (WM) assessments, provides independent, incremental prognostic information regarding ischemic cardiac events at 5 years in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Revascularization reduces cardiac events after an abnormal cSE-WMP, resulting in outcomes not different from those in patients with normal cSE-WMP.

Reference
Gaibazzi N, Porter T, Lorenzoni V, Pontone G, De Santis D, De Rosa A, Guaricci AI. Effect of Coronary Revascularization on the Prognostic Value of Stress Myocardial Contrast Wall Motion and Perfusion Imaging. J Am Heart Assoc 2017 May 31;6(6). pii: e006202. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006202.

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