Quantitative assessment of the immediate results of coronary angioplasty by myocardial contrast echocardiography.


A low pressure gradient across the residual lesion and a minimal percent residual stenosis are markers of a successful coronary angioplasty. A more physiologic method of assessing the results of coronary angioplasty would involve assessment of myocardial perfusion in the affected coronary bed. Contrast two-dimensional echocardiography provides information… (More)