The long prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities during the recovery phase of dobutamine stress echocardiography after receiving acute beta-blockade.

@article{Karagiannis2007TheLP,
  title={The long prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities during the recovery phase of dobutamine stress echocardiography after receiving acute beta-blockade.},
  author={Stephanos Karagiannis and Abdou A Elhendy and Harm H. H. Feringa and Ron Theodoor van Domburg and Jeroen J. Bax and Radosav V Vidakovic and Dennis Vassilios Cokkinos and Don Poldermans},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={187-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities during the recovery phase of dobutamine stress echocardiography in addition to wall motion abnormalities at peak stress. METHODS Wall motion abnormalities were assessed at peak and during recovery phase of dobutamine stress echocardiography in 187 consecutive patients, who were followed for occurrence of cardiac events. RESULTS During follow-up (mean 36+/-28 months), 19 patients (10%) died from cardiac causes, 34 (18… CONTINUE READING