Diagnostic accuracy of new handheld echocardiography with Doppler and harmonic imaging properties.

@article{Borges2004DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of new handheld echocardiography with Doppler and harmonic imaging properties.},
  author={Adrian Constantin Borges and Fabian Knebel and Torsten Walde and Wasiem Sanad and Gert Baumann},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={234-8}
}
BACKGROUND The first generation of handheld echocardiography devices was evaluated with divergent results because of inherent technical limitations. New handheld devices with continuous/pulsed wave Doppler and tissue harmonic imaging were introduced recently. In this study, comparisons were drawn among standard echocardiography, invasively measured systolic pulmonary artery pressure, and these new devices. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate new handheld echocardiography and its diagnostic… CONTINUE READING