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1

what is stress echocardiography

clinical method for noninvasive evaluation of CAD

2

Pro's to Stress Echo

portability
low cost
no radiation
shorter test time
rapid results

3

point of a stress echo

detection of myocardial ischemia

4

indications for a stress echo

CAD when resting EKG is abnormal
ischemia after infarct
false positive or negative

5

imaging is done prior to test and _______ long after treadmill

1 min

6

Equipment

echocardiogram
treadmill
12 lead
CPR equipment
imaging bed

7

personnel present during test

physician
echo tech
stress tech

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medications

patients are expected not to have a heavy meal before test
decision on continuing medications will be made by the referring physician.

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normal response to progressive exercise

increase in myocardial contractility and wall thickening in some segments

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development of new wall motion with exercise abnormally compared to the rest of the study is considered

ischemia

11

sensitivity of a stress echo compared to a nuclear perfusion

85-90 %

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dobutamine

increases heart rate