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Stress Echocardiography Applications Beyond Coronary Artery Disease: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • Massimo Pozzoli

Abstract

In patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, the indications for stress echocardiography are uncertain and its application has not yet become routine, despite the sound rationale supporting the assessment of contractile reserve in a disease primarily characterized by systolic dysfunction. In addition, the use of a noninvasive, nonionizing means for serial assessment is particularly attractive in this chronic condition, which may require repeated evaluations during follow-up.

Keywords

Dilate Cardiomyopathy Stress Echocardiography Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Dobutamine Stress Intermittent Infusion 
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