Stress echocardiography in valvular heart disease: A current appraisal

Peyman Naji, Krishna Patel, Brian P. Griffin, Milind Y. Desai

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Abstract

Stress echocardiography is increasingly used in the management of patients with valvular heart disease and can aid in evaluation, risk stratification and clinical decision making in these patients. Evaluation of symptoms, exercise capacity and changes in blood pressure can be done during the exercise portion of the test, whereas echocardiographic portion can reveal changes in severity of disease, pulmonary artery pressure and left ventricular function in response to exercise. These parameters, which are not available at rest, can have diagnostic and prognostic importance. In this article, we will review the indications and diagnostic implications, prognostic implications, and clinical impact of stress echocardiography in decision making and management of patients with valvular heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-262
Number of pages14
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • stress echocardiography
  • valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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