Stress echocardiography. Part II: Stress echocardiography in conditions other than coronary heart disease


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Stress echocardiography. Part II: Stress echocardiography in conditions other than coronary heart disease

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak * / Tomasz Kukulski / Jarosław D. Kasprzak / Zbigniew Gąsior / Andrzej Szyszka / Andrzej Gackowski / Wojciech Braksator / Piotr Gościniak / Piotr Pysz / Szymon Olędzki / Wojciech Kosmala

Keywords : stress echocardiography, dobutamine, exercise, cardiac valvular defects

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 19, Issue 76, Pages 49-53, DOI:

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Received Date : 15-August-2018 / Accepted: 30-January-2019 / Published Online: 30-April-2019



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Fig. 1.

Dobutamine stress echo protocol and parameters recorded at each test stage(1). LV – left ventricle, SV – stroke volume, AVA – aortic valve area, BP – blood pressure

Fig. 2.

Protocol for stress echo (SE) using cycle ergometer or trade-mill. Parameters recorded at each test stage are shown: MR – mitral regurgitation, RV – right ventricle, LV – left ventricle, LVOT – left ventricular outflow tract, PB – blood pressure, SPAP – systolic pulmonary artery pressure(1)

Fig. 3.

The usefulness of stress echo (SE) in the assessment of acquired valvular defects. The following parameters are individually assessed: valvular function alone, LV and RV function, and other hemodynamic consequences of the defect(1). MR – mitral regurgitation, MS – mitral stenosis, AR – aortic regurgitation, AS – aortic stenosis, SV – stroke volume, MPG - mean pressure gradient, PH – pulmonary hypertension


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