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

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Contrast echocardiography may be applied to further define the trabeculations and endocardium for accurate measurement of the myocardial layers.
Usefulness of contrast echocardiography for diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction.
6) In addition, contrast echocardiography can be useful, as it provides clearer endocardial border delineation for the application of the above criteria, especially in cases with more subtle morphology of noncompaction.
BOSTON -- For acute heart failure patients with neither a history of coronary disease nor evidence of acute MI, myocardial contrast echocardiography can distinguish ischemic from nonischemic etiology, a study has shown.
A new study presented this summer at the American Society of Echocardiography's 15th Annual Scientific Sessions shows that an ultrasound technique called myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can quickly tell emergency room physicians whether a patient's chest pain is cardiac-related.
Value of myocardial contrast echocardiography for predicting left ventricular remodeling and regional function at rest and under stress in patients with anterior wall acute myocardial infarction.
The conclusions of this study, coupled with the recommendations for the use of contrast echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography2, reinforce the important role of DEFINITY([R]) in cardiac imaging.
OBJECTIVES: The study was undertaken to analyze arterial blood gas changes in liver cirrhosis and to determine the presence of Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilatations by 2D contrast echocardiography in patients with liver cirrhosis.
After injection of agitated saline into an upper extremity vein was not detected right-to-left shunt by transthoracic contrast echocardiography.
BOSTON -- A novel risk score, comprising measures of wall motion and myocardial perfusion from contrast echocardiography and clinical variables, is a sensitive predictor of 1-year outcome in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain prior to obtaining troponin data, reported William Foster, M.
Therapy for the secondary prevention of stroke was assigned based on clinical characteristics, including the presence of an atrial septal aneurysm, a major right to left shunt using saline contrast echocardiography, a history of multiple events (clinical or silent), or a stroke precipitated by a valsalva maneuver.
The submission of the sNDA reaffirms our commitment to expanding the indication for the use of DEFINITY([R]) in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms, and emphasizes the important role that contrast echocardiography can play in the diagnosis and management of cardiac conditions, particularly among difficult-to-image patients or when the clinical question at hand cannot be easily answered," said Don Kiepert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lantheus Medical Imaging.
SAN DIEGO -- Routine use of myocardial contrast echocardiography in the emergency department to evaluate myocardial perfusion and regional wall motion in patients with suspected cardiac chest pain but no ST elevation on initial ECG provides a powerful new tool for risk stratification, a major prospective study showed.