Myocardial Perfusion Imaging During Stress Using Contrast Echocardiography

  • Mark J. Monaghan


Evaluation of reversible ischaemia and understanding the physiological significance of known coronary lesions are one of the most important applications of functional cardiac testing. Several investigation modalities compete for this important role in the management of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Included in this diagnostic armamentarium are stress electrocardiography, stress sestamibi, stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (stress CMR) and more recently, stress myocardial contrast echo (stress MCE). Myocardial perfusion abnormalities during stress are important predictors of clinical outcome and appear to be superior to the angiographic evaluation of the coronary anatomy alone [1–3].


Myocardial Perfusion Myocardial Perfusion Image Myocardial Blood Flow Coronary Flow Reserve Contrast Echocardiography 
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