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a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart

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Increased Detection of Viable Myocardium Using Myocardial Perfusion Analysis With Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in Patients with Resting Wall Motion Abnormalities.
All patients underwent both treadmill-exercise stress testing and dobutamine stress echocardiography.
Before and after undergoing TMR with the carbon-dioxide (CO2) Heart Laser System, 11 patients were evaluated by the Duke physicians with a technique known as dobutamine stress echocardiography, in which the drug dobutamine places a temporary stress on the heart similar to that caused by exercise.
Dobutamine stress echocardiography was used in 83% of the patients, and the patients who were remaining were stressed on a treadmill.
The abstract Effects of Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization on Regional Left Ventricular Function and Contractile Reserve presented by doctors from Rush Presbyterian Medical Center states, "Resting and low- dose dobutamine stress echocardiography were performed pre- and three months post- Heart Laser Revascularization in nine patients.
SAN DIEGO -- An abnormal dobutamine stress echocardiography study is an independent predictor of long-term mortality in patients with diabetes, Nithima Chaowalit, M.
The sensitivity of dobutamine induced SND was 7% for significant RCA lesion, specificity was 92% and the overall diagnostic accuracy was 65%, these results according to them showed that SND is a relatively common during dobutamine stress echocardiography but its importance as a marker of significant RCA lesion was limited due to the high incidence of false positive results (2).