Research Articles On Echocardiography
Echocardiography is a valuable tool for the assessment of the cardiac structure and function in patients with coronary artery
disease. Regional wall motion abnormalities correlate well with the significant stenosis
of the coronary arteries; this becomes more evident during stress.
Echocardiography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique which provides information
regarding cardiac function and hemodynamics. It is the most frequently used cardiovascular
diagnostic test after electrocardiography and chest X-ray. However, in a patient with acute chest pain, Transthoracic Echocardiography
is essential both for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome, zeroing on the evaluation of ventricular function and the presence of regional wall motion abnormalities, and for ruling out other etiologies of acute chest pain
or dyspnea, including aortic dissection and pericardial effusion.
Echocardiography is a versatile imaging modality for the management of patients with chest pain
and assessment of left ventricular systolic function, diastolic function, and even myocardial and coronary perfusion and is, therefore, useful in the diagnosis and triage of patients with acute chest pain
This review has focused on the current applications of echocardiography
in patients with coronary artery disease
and myocardial infarction.
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