Use of contrast for image enhancement during stress echocardiography is cost-effective and reduces additional diagnostic testing

Srihari Thanigaraj, Robert F. Nease, Kenneth B. Schechtman, Robert L. Wade, Stephanie Loslo, Julio E. Pérez

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Abstract

Our results demonstrate that a significant number of patients referred for stress echocardiography have suboptimal images, and that appropriate use of contrast for image enhancement is cost-effective because it substantially improves the image quality and favorably impacts the practice of performing additional tests for the same clinical indication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1430-1432
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume87
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2001

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