Assessment of Coronary Microcirculation with Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

Author(s): Trifunovic Danijela*, Dudic Jelena, Petrovic Olga, Vasiljevic-Pokrajcic Zorana.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 24 , Issue 25 , 2018

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Abstract:

Myocardial contrast echocardiography has been used in clinical arena and for scientific research extensively in the last fifteen years. This non-invasive, bed-side and radiation free imaging technique offers several important possibilities: better delineation of the endocardial border, more reliable assessment of the left ventricular wall motion abnormalities, both in rest and during stress, and myocardial perfusion evaluation. Here we provide an overview on different applications of the myocardial contrast echocardiography in the ischemic heart disease with the special focus on perfusion studies and evaluation of coronary microcirculation.

Keywords: Myocardial contrast echocardiography, coronary microcirculation, ischemic heart disease, myocardial perfusion, left ventricle, echocardiography.

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VOLUME: 24
ISSUE: 25
Year: 2018
Page: [2943 - 2949]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180702115432
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