Total amount: € 0,00
HOW TO ORDER
A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752
CONTRAST ECHO: WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Minerva Cardioangiologica 2011 October;59(5):479-90
Contrast echo and perfusion stress (2D/3D): which role in clinical practice?
Imaging Lab, Cardiology Department, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy
In this review we will clarify some key technical aspects of myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) but we will mostly address its potential clinical application during stress-echocardiography in today’s cardiology practice, according to the literature and to the author’s view. MCE is a bedside technique, it is cheap and has a very high diagnostic accuracy and safety. Nonetheless MCE use remains confined to the few echolabs which pioneered and developed the technique: Why is that? We here suggest a number of potential explanations for this research/clinical practice “mismatch”, and how to overcome it, putting MCE in its proper cardinal role among diagnostic methods in cardiology.