Low-dose dobutamine echocardiography predicts the early response of dysfunctioning myocardial segments to coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Voci1995LowdoseDE,
  title={Low-dose dobutamine echocardiography predicts the early response of dysfunctioning myocardial segments to coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Paolo Voci and Federico Bilotta and Quintilio Caretta and Corrado Mercanti and Bruno Marino},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={
          521-6
        }
}
Dobutamine echocardiography has recently been introduced for use in identification of viable myocardium in patients with acute myocardial infarction and prediction of the response of dysfunctioning myocardial segments to coronary angioplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this test may be used to predict the early response of dysfunctioning myocardial segments to surgical revascularization. We studied 30 patients with three-vessel disease and chronic, stable angina pectoris… CONTINUE READING