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Assessment of Coronary Microcirculation with Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 25 ]

Author(s):

Trifunovic Danijela*, Dudic Jelena, Petrovic Olga and Vasiljevic-Pokrajcic Zorana   Pages 2943 - 2949 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Myocardial contrast echocardiography has been used in clinical arena and for scientific research extensively in the last fifteen years. This non-invasive, bed-side and radiation free imaging technique offers several important possibilities: better delineation of the endocardial border, more reliable assessment of the left ventricular wall motion abnormalities, both in rest and during stress, and myocardial perfusion evaluation. Here we provide an overview on different applications of the myocardial contrast echocardiography in the ischemic heart disease with the special focus on perfusion studies and evaluation of coronary microcirculation.

Keywords:

Myocardial contrast echocardiography, coronary microcirculation, ischemic heart disease, myocardial perfusion, left ventricle, echocardiography.

Affiliation:

Cardiology Department, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Cardiology Department, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Cardiology Department, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade



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