Myocardial contrast echocardiography: a reproducible technique of myocardial opacification for identifying regional perfusion deficits.


The effects and reliability of a simple method of contrast two-dimensional echocardiographic delineation of myocardium after intracoronary injections were evaluated in closed-chest dogs. Multiple injections of an agitated saline-Renografin (meglumine diatrizoate) mixture (3:2 ratio, 2-ml bolus) into the left main coronary artery as well as at different… (More)