Improved stratification of perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery using new indices of dobutamine stress echocardiography.

@article{Yokoshima2004ImprovedSO,
  title={Improved stratification of perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery using new indices of dobutamine stress echocardiography.},
  author={Tomoko Yokoshima and Hiroshi Honma and Yoshiki Kusama and Kazuo Munakata and Teruo Takano and Kazuhiro Nakanishi},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={101-11}
}
OBJECTIVES Prediction of perioperative cardiac events associated with noncardiac surgery remains difficult in patients whose functional capacity cannot be evaluated by exercise testing. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been used in these patients to improve risk stratification, but the results of standard DSE provide only a binary index of risk (positive or negative). Two new semiquantitative indices of DSE (semi-DSE) were retrospectively examined to determine the prediction of… CONTINUE READING