Usefulness of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for Detecting Ischemic Heart Disease [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1992; 20(5): 311-316

Usefulness of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for Detecting Ischemic Heart Disease

Celal GENÇ1, Mustafa ÖZKAN1, Cihangir UYAN1, Barbaros DOKUMACI1, Osman BALKAYA1, Remzi KARAOĞUZ1, Hasan Fehmi TÖRE1, Ersoy IŞIK1, Oral PEKTAŞ1

To assess the value of dobutamine stress echocardiography for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD), 30 patients (mean age 50.9±1.7 years) were studied. Maximal dobutamine used was 30 mg/kg/min. The 2D-echocardiograms were digitally stored and displayed in a format that allowed simultaneous analysis of rest and stress images. Development of a new abnormality in regional wall motion was used as a criterion for positivity for the dobutamine infusion. Significant coronary artery disease (50 % diameter stenosis) assessed by coronary angiography was present in 21 of 30 cases. Compared with coronary angiography, the overall sensitivity of dobutamine echocardiography for detecting CAD was 95 %, the specificity 100% and the accuracy 96.6 %. No complications were observed. We conclude DSE is a safe and accurate method for detecting coronary artery disease.


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Celal GENÇ, Mustafa ÖZKAN, Cihangir UYAN, Barbaros DOKUMACI, Osman BALKAYA, Remzi KARAOĞUZ, Hasan Fehmi TÖRE, Ersoy IŞIK, Oral PEKTAŞ. Usefulness of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for Detecting Ischemic Heart Disease. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1992; 20(5): 311-316
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