Myocardial contrast echocardiography for distinguishing ischemic from nonischemic first-onset acute heart failure: insights into the mechanism of acute heart failure.

@article{Senior2005MyocardialCE,
  title={Myocardial contrast echocardiography for distinguishing ischemic from nonischemic first-onset acute heart failure: insights into the mechanism of acute heart failure.},
  author={Roxy Senior and Raj Janardhanan and Paramjit Jeetley and Leah Burden},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 11},
  pages={1587-93}
}
BACKGROUND Distinguishing ischemic from nonischemic origin in patients presenting with acute heart failure (AHF) not resulting from acute myocardial infarction has both therapeutic and prognostic implications. The aim of the study was to assess whether myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can identify underlying coronary artery disease (CAD) as the… CONTINUE READING