Journal article

Correlation of myocardial Doppler velocity response to exercise with independent evidence of myocardial ischemia by dual-isotope single-photon emission computed tomography

A Pasquet, G Armstrong, C Rimmerman, TH Marwick

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Myocardial Doppler velocity (MDV) imaging may provide an objective correlate of ischemia, thereby reducing the expertise needed for interpreting stress echocardiography and improving its reproducibility. This study sought to independently validate the results of exercise MDV imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion imaging in 116 patients (age 60+/-12 years, 28 women) referred for exercise SPECT for diagnostic or prognostic assessment of coronary artery disease. Two-dimensional echocardiography was performed with simultaneous color MDV data acquisition before and after exercise treadmill testing. MDV data were processed off-line to display myocardial velocity..

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