Nov 04

Stress Echocardiography in Valvular Stenotic Heart Disease


  • Stress echocardiography is emerging as an important tool in evaluation of valvular stenosis.
  • It aids in clinical decision making.
  • It provides significant non invasive information on dynamic changes in valve function, left ventricular function, hemodynamic response to exercise.
  • Exercise gives important information on exercise capacity and symptomatic responses.
  • It has the advantage of easy availability, low cost, immediate diagnosis and providing complete anatomic and hemodynamic information.
  • Despite the above, more large scale trials are needed for enhancing its applicability in day to day clinical practice.

                  [Dr S K Parashar in CSI Cardiology Update …….in print]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>