Regional wall motion analysis by dobutamine stress echocardiography to distinguish between ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy

Carlo Vigna, Aldo Russo, Vincenzo De Rito, Gian Piero Perna, Marco Testa, Antonella Lombardo, Pompeo Lanna, Tommaso Langialonga, Mauro Pellegrino Salvatori, Raffaele Fanelli, Francesco Loperfido

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Abstract

To distinguish between ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we studied 43 patients with left ventricular dysfunction (15 ischemic and 28 nonischemic detected by coronary angiography) by dobutamine stress echocardiography. At rest, there were more normal segments (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-543
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume131
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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