Contrast echocardiography: current and future applications.

  title={Contrast echocardiography: current and future applications.},
  author={Sharon L. Mulvagh and Anthony N. Demaria and Steven B. Feinstein and Peter N. Burns and Sanjiv Kaul and J. George Miller and Mark Monaghan and Thomas R. Porter and Leslee J. Shaw and Flordeliza S. Villanueva},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  volume={13 4},
Recent updates in the field of echocardiography have resulted in improvements in image quality, especially in those patients whose ultrasonographic (ultrasound) evaluation was previously suboptimal. Intravenous contrast agents are now available in the United States and Europe for the indication of left ventricular opacification and enhanced endocardial border delineation. The use of contrast enables acquisition of ultrasound images of improved quality. The technique is especially useful in… CONTINUE READING


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