Status and potential clinical value of a transthoracic evaluation of the coronary arteries

  title={Status and potential clinical value of a transthoracic evaluation of the coronary arteries},
  author={Fabien Labombarda and Samuela Castelnuovo and Dionysis Goularas and Cesare R. Sirtori},
  journal={Cardiovascular Ultrasound},
The growing need for coronary evaluation has raised interest in non-radioactive, non-invasive monitoring systems. In particular, radiation exposure during coronary investigations has been shown to be a possible cause of an enhanced risk of secondary tumors. Literature search has indicated that transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been widely applied to coronary arteries up to 2003, following which the lack of adequate equipment and the increased availability of invasive diagnostics, has… 

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  • Medicine
    European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2004

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