Contrast Echocardiography: An Update on Clinical Applications

Author(s): Constantina Aggeli, Ioannis Felekos, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Christodoulos Stefanadis

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 18 , Issue 15 , 2012

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Contrast echocardiography is considered by many as the Holy Grail for the assessment of heart disease, including coronary artery disease, structural abnormalities and cardiomyopathies. Although contrast agents have been severely criticized at times, they are now officially implemented into an extended variety of clinical applications, as illustrated by the American and European echocardiographic societies published consensus statements. The current review highlights contrast major clinical applications under the light of current literature data.

Keywords: Contrast echocardiography, clinical applications

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Year: 2012
Page: [2200 - 2206]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/138161212800099991
Price: $65

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