Pathophysiology of the coronary circulation

Role of myocardial contrast echocardiography and relation with other techniques
  • David D. McPherson
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 113)


Two-dimensional ultrasound imaging is an excellent means of identifying anatomical cardiac structure and determining myocardial function. However, until recently, cardiovascular ultrasound offered no means of evaluating myocardial perfusion other than assessment of the end result of ischemia and infarction-ie wall motion abnormalities. Two ultrasound techniques are now available for assessing coronary perfusion in vivo: contrast-enhanced echocardiography and Doppler ultrasonic flow devices.


Contrast Agent Myocardial Perfusion Myocardial Blood Flow Risk Area Ultrasound Contrast Agent 
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