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OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between ST segment elevation during the dobutamine stress test and late improvement of function after acute Q wave myocardial infarction. PATIENTS AND DESIGN 70 patients were studied a mean (SD) 8 (3) days after acute myocardial infarction with high dose dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography and a follow up(More)
There are no standard criteria for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in akinetic segments during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). The aim of the study was to assess the relation between different responses of akinetic segments during DSE and ischemia assessed by thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Dobutamine-atropine(More)
The accuracy of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been yet evaluated in women. We studied the effect of gender on the accuracy of DSE for the diagnosis of CAD in 306 consecutive patients (210 men and 96 women) with limited exercise capacity and suspected myocardial ischemia who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Dobutamine stress testing is increasingly used for the diagnosis and functional evaluation of coronary artery disease. However, little is known about the safety and feasibility of this stress modality in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied the impact of diabetes on hemodynamic profile and on the safety and feasibility of(More)
The diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) on the basis of inducible ischemia in > or = 2, rather than 1, segments was suggested to improve specificity of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). However, the impact of using these criteria on the sensitivity and accuracy of DSE was not studied. We studied the accuracy of DSE (up to 40 microg/kg/min)(More)
This study compares the value of dobutamine stress echocardiography and 99m-technetium methoxyisobutyl-isonitrile (MIBI) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in the assessment of extent and location of coronary narrowing in patients with healed myocardial infarction. Dobutamine (up to 40 microg/kg/ min)-atropine (up to 1 mg) stress(More)
UNLABELLED Dobutamine stress testing is increasingly used for the diagnosis and functional evaluation of coronary artery disease. However, the relationship between myocardial perfusion abnormalities and complications of the test has not been studied. METHODS We studied the hemodynamic profile, safety and feasibility of dobutamine (up to 40(More)
Stress echocardiography has been considered an accurate method for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients and in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. In contrast, the specificity of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in these patients has been questioned. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of these two imaging(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the influence of the severity of coronary artery stenosis and the grade of collateral circulation on myocardial viability in patients with chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Forty patients (age 59 +/- 8 years) with old myocardial infarction were studied by dobutamine(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of dobutamine stress myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomographic imaging (SPECT) for the diagnosis of vascular stenosis after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). BACKGROUND Exercise thallium scintigraphy is a clinically useful method for the diagnosis of graft stenosis after CABG. Although(More)