Chapter

Stress Echocardiography

Patricia A. Pellikka

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.0204

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Stress Echocardiography

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Stress echocardiography is used for detection of coronary artery disease. The technique has evolved into a widely used, versatile technique not only for diagnosis of ischemic heart disease but also for determination of prognosis. The rationale for stress echocardiography is that stress results in wall motion abnormalities in regions subtended by a stenosed coronary artery; these wall motion abnormalities can be detected with echocardiography. Imaging methods, interpretation of findings, and prognostic value are reviewed.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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