Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Nonelderly Patients Referred for Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography

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Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Nonelderly Patients Referred for Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography

Overview An interesting study from a pathophysiological point of view.
Authors Sahar Taqui et al.

 

Journal J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2019;32:817-25

 

Recommendation/Comment Microvascular dysfunction (MVD) seems not to be such uncommon even among non-elderly people and confers for the patients the same risk as an occlusive CAD.
Clinical implication The right diagnosis of MVD using myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) seems to be an important noninvasive diagnostic tool for patients with ´´false´´ positive stress tests findings.
Link (DOI) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2019.03.001
Ultrasound speciality Contrast Sonography, Echocardiography
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