Transesophageal stress echocardiography: detection of coronary artery disease in patients with normal resting left ventricular contractility.

@article{Zabalgoitia1991TransesophagealSE,
  title={Transesophageal stress echocardiography: detection of coronary artery disease in patients with normal resting left ventricular contractility.},
  author={Miguel Zabalgoitia and Devinder K. Gandhi and P Abi-Mansour and Paul R. Yarnold and B Moushmoush and Joseph Rosenblum},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={
          1456-63
        }
}
A new nonexercise test to detect significant coronary disease was prospectively evaluated in 36 patients with chest pain syndrome and normal left ventricular contractility. Transesophageal atrial pacing was used to provoke ischemia during monitoring of left ventricular contractility by transesophageal echocardiography. A 12-lead ECG was recorded. A TSE was abnormal if new segmental wall motion abnormalities developed. On the basis of the TSE results, patients were separated into normal (group 1… CONTINUE READING