Application of speckle-tracking echocardiography in detecting coronary artery disease in patients with maintenance hemodialysis.

BACKGROUND Satisfactory and noninvasive diagnostic tools for coronary artery disease (CAD) are not available in hemodialysis patients. We aimed to elucidate a reliable tool to diagnose CAD in these patients. METHODS 102 hemodialysis patients received 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography with left ventricular (LV) strain analysis and blood tests for… (More)