A Prospective Study of Echocardiography in Asymptomtic/Mildly Symptomatic Patients with Positive Exercise Treadmill Test
A unique and highly versatile technique, stress echocardiography (SE) is increasingly recognized for its utility in the evaluation of non-ischaemic heart disease. SE allows for simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and haemodynamics under physiological or pharmacological conditions. Due to its diagnostic and prognostic value, SE has become widely implemented to assess various conditions other than ischaemic heart disease. It has thus become essential to establish guidance for its applications and performance in the area of non-ischaemic heart disease. This paper summarizes these recommendations.
Keywords - Myocardial infarction, Stress echocardiography, Stress test, Valvular heart disease