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BACKGROUND There have been conflicting reports of whether substantial myocardial thinning alone as an indirect sign of myocardial scarring is sufficient evidence to exclude the presence of viable(More)
AIMS A substantial number of patients with dysfunctional but potentially viable myocardium cannot be accurately evaluated by transthoracic echocardiography due to a poor acoustic window. This study(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess whether dobutamine transesophageal echocardiography can identify viable myocardium in patients with chronic myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the predictive value of myocardial viability diagnosed by dobutamine transesophageal echocardiography and fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron(More)