The role of stress echocardiography in cardiovascular disorders.

The role of stress echocardiography in cardiovascular disorders. Kardiol Pol. 2019 Oct 24;: Authors: Ágoston G, Morvai-Illés B, Pálinkás A, Varga A Abstract Stress echocardiography is a safe, low-cost, widely available, radiation-free versatile imaging modality that is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of coronary heart disease. In recent years, there has also been an increasing use of stress echocardiography in the assessment of non-ischaemic cardiac disease given its unique ability for simultaneous assessment of both functional performance and exercise-related noninvasive hemodynamic changes which can help guide treatment and inform about the prognosis of the patients. Today in the echocardiography laboratory, we can detect not only wall motion abnormalities from coronary artery stenosis, but can also recognize abnormalities of the coronary microvessels, left ventricular systolic and diastolic parameters, heart valves, pulmonary circulation, alveolar-capillary barrier, and right ventricle. Already several pathologies, such as aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have been well established, however other indications such as diastolic stress testing, pulmonary hypertension needed additional data and research. This paper addresses stress testing in the indication of mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and ...
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