Assessment of regional myocardial hypoperfusion with myocardial contrast echocardiography using intravenous bolus application in patients with acute chest pain: a double case report.

Abstract

Myocardial contrast echocardiography using power Doppler harmonic imaging is able to document myocardial hypoperfusion. Two case reports demonstrate the potential of intravenous bolus application of microbubbles in patients with acute chest pain due to myocardial ischaemia to detect regional low flow conditions. The case reports will focus on the necessity to present Doppler intensity kinetics by Doppler intensity vs time plots or coloured M-modes to present the data more objectively. In addition, the hypoperfusion detected with myocardial contrast echocardiography via bolus injection of microbubbles can only be proven by changes of regional perfusion between repetitive myocardial contrast echocardiography measurements or by additional perfusion analysis, e.g. by scintiscanning.

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@article{Hagendorff2003AssessmentOR, title={Assessment of regional myocardial hypoperfusion with myocardial contrast echocardiography using intravenous bolus application in patients with acute chest pain: a double case report.}, author={Andreas Hagendorff and Alexander G{\"{o}ckritz and Annerose Neugebauer and Traugott Rother and Thomas Linke and Dr . Pfeiffer and Harald Becher}, journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology}, year={2003}, volume={4 4}, pages={320-6} }