echocardiography

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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 can convert a technically difficult, nondiagnostic stress echocardiogram into an accurate diagnostic study and avoid either an unachievable, missed or wrong diagnosis.
Usefulness of contrast echocardiography for diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction.
A noninvasive bedside technique for evaluating acute coronary syndromes, myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) provides a simultaneous assessment of regional wall motion and myocardial perfusion using microbubble contrast agents.
1, 8] Additionally, large PFO size, measured by the extent of bubble transit on contrast echocardiography, may also predict a greater risk of recurrent cerebral ischemic events.
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.
This research shows that myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) may more accurately diagnose life threatening heart disease, decrease unnecessary hospital admissions and reduce patient cost.
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.
This QUEST Comparative Effectiveness & Innovation Program study tests the hypothesis that the appropriate use of DEFINITY[R] contrast echocardiography in critically ill patients can reduce the need for additional testing and hospital resources while maintaining the highest standards of healthcare, when compared with non-contrast echocardiography," said Mark G.
The report, "Combined Assessment of Microvascular Integrity and Contractile Reserve Improves Differentiation of Stunning and Necrosis After Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction," compares the accuracy of a new technique, myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE), with the reference standard test, low-dose dobutamine echocardiography (LDDE).
5Waggoner AD, et al, Guidelines for the cardiac sonographer in the performance of contrast echocardiography.
We suspected the drainage of subdiaphragmatic venous return to persistent SVC and absence the hepatic segment of IVC by agitated saline contrast echocardiography, and confirmed the diagnosis by multidetector CT.
Medical professionals convened in Seattle on June 26, 2001 to hear the world's leading contrast researchers present their findings at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Contrast Echocardiography, held at the Sheraton and Towers.