Echocardiographic evaluation of ischemic heart disease

Richard W. Asinger, Fouad A. Bachour, Gautam R. Shroff

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State-of-the-art echo-Doppler is the most practical and useful technique for rapid, noninvasive bedside evaluation of coronary heart disease. This chapter highlights changes in technology over the past 40 years that have advanced the status of echo-Doppler techniques in the evaluation of coronary heart disease. It emphasizes echo-Doppler's use in diagnosing myocardial infarction and its complications, its prognostic value, and ability to guide specific treatment. The role of echo-Doppler in diagnosing coronary heart disease using exercise or pharmacologic stress technique is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781461414759
ISBN (Print)1461414741, 9781461414742
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


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