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The prognostic impact of coronary flow-reserve assessed by Doppler echocardiography in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
AIMS Coronary flow-reserve (CFR) can be impaired in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), unmasking a coronary microcirculatory dysfunction of potential prognostic impact. The aim of theExpand
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Coronary flow reserve in stress-echo lab. From pathophysiologic toy to diagnostic tool
  • F. Rigo
  • Medicine
  • Cardiovascular ultrasound
  • 25 March 2005
The assessment of coronary flow reserve by transthoracic echocardiography has recently been introduced into clinical practice with gratifying results for the diagnosis of left anterior descendingExpand
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Additional prognostic value of coronary flow reserve in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with negative dipyridamole stress echocardiography by wall motion criteria.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective, multicenter, observational study was to compare the prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve (CFR) in diabetic andExpand
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The non-invasive documentation of coronary microcirculation impairment: role of transthoracic echocardiography
Transthoracic Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve is an useful hemodynamic index to assess dysfunction of coronary microcirculation. Isolated coronary microvascular abnormalitiesExpand
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Coronary flow reserve during dipyridamole stress echocardiography predicts mortality.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of coronary flow reserve (CFR) over regional wall motion to predict mortality in patients with known or suspected coronary artery diseaseExpand
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The additional prognostic value of coronary flow reserve on left anterior descending artery in patients with negative stress echo by wall motion criteria. A Transthoracic Vasodilator Stress
BACKGROUND Vasodilator stress echocardiography allows imaging of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary flow reserve (CFR), which may provide additional prognostic information over regional wallExpand
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The additive prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities and coronary flow reserve during dipyridamole stress echo.
AIMS The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve (CFR) over regional wall motion in patients with known or suspected coronaryExpand
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Peripheral vascular endothelial function testing for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in endothelium-dependent vasodilation may be detected in arteries before the development of overt atherosclerosis, and their presence may predict stress-induced ischemia asExpand
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Severe coronary tortuosity or myocardial bridging in patients with chest pain, normal coronary arteries, and reversible myocardial perfusion defects.
We reviewed patients with normal or near-normal coronary angiograms enrolled in the SPAM contrast stress echocardiographic diagnostic study in which 400 patients with chest pain syndrome of suspectedExpand
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Echocardiographic correlates of acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and in-hospital mortality in tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine clinical and echocardiographic correlates of acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock and in-hospital mortality in a large cohort of tako-tsuboExpand
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