State-of-the-art echo-Doppler is the most practical and useful technique for rapid, noninvasive bedside evaluation of coronary heart disease. This chapter highlights changes in technology over the past 40 years that have advanced the status of echo-Doppler techniques in the evaluation of coronary heart disease. It emphasizes echo-Doppler's use in diagnosing myocardial infarction and its complications, its prognostic value, and ability to guide specific treatment. The role of echo-Doppler in diagnosing coronary heart disease using exercise or pharmacologic stress technique is also reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coronary Heart Disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||1461414741, 9781461414742|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|