Identifying the cause of left ventricular systolic dysfunction after coronary artery bypass surgery: the role of myocardial contrast echocardiography.


OBJECTIVE Intraoperative myocardial contrast echocardiography was used to determine whether the identification of regional myocardial flow patterns during revascularization could predict myocardial contractile function immediately after separation from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and at 1 month after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. DESIGN… (More)