Pneumatic lower extremity compression during dobutamine stress echocardiography.

@article{Sohn2008PneumaticLE,
  title={Pneumatic lower extremity compression during dobutamine stress echocardiography.},
  author={Dae Won Sohn and Hyung Kwan Kim and Jin-Shik Park and Yong-Jin Kim and Joo-Hee Zo and Byung Hee Oh and Young-Bae Park and Y A Choi},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={251-5}
}
BACKGROUND Afterload is expected to increase with pneumatic compression of the lower extremities. There are left ventricular (LV) wall stress, which is the most important factor determining myocardial oxygen demand, will also increase, leading to an increase in the sensitivity of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) or a shortened time to a positive response. METHODS AND RESULTS In 40 patients who underwent DSE and were anticipating undergoing coronary angiography (CAG), the imaging was… CONTINUE READING

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