Usefulness of myocardial perfusion echocardiography to identify obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with abnormal ventricular septal motion

Daniel M. Spevack, Abu Shoyeb, Andrew J. Yoon, Garet M. Gordon, Todd Matros, Harmony A. Reynolds, Alan Shah, Paul A. Tunick, Itzhak Kronzon

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Abstract

Twenty-three patients who had septal wall motion abnormalities and who underwent angiography within 2 weeks were evaluated by myocardial perfusion echocardiography. Mean perfusion score (plateau video intensity times the wash-in rate) was lower in segments that were supplied by obstructed coronary arteries in real time (7.5 vs 22.6 dB/s, p <0.005) and with end-systolic triggering (8.6 vs 20.9 dB/s, p <0.001). Lower mean septal perfusion scores (<12 dB/s) were seen in 14 of 16 patients who had obstructive septal coronary artery disease, and normal mean septal perfusion scores were seen in 6 of 7 patients who did not have obstructive septal coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)852-855
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume95
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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