Dobutamine echocardiography versus nuclear cardiac imaging for evaluation of myocardial viability

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Abstract

The presence of myocardial viability is an important determinant of functional recovery after revascularization. Radionuclide and echocardiographic techniques are highly valuable in the identification of viable myocardium. Several clinical studies have compared the two modalities. Dobutamine echocardiography appears to have a higher specificity and a lower sensitivity in comparison with single-photon emission computed tomographic imaging. Importantly, both myocardial perfusion and inotropic reserve are capable of identifying the patients with the large increments in ejection fraction after successful revascularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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