Intraoperative Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion Using Contrast Echocardiography

WILLIAM D. SPOTNITZ, SANJIV KAUL

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Abstract

Myocardial contrast echocardiography is a new technique capable of assessing regional myocardial perfusion in vivo in real time. This article reviews the background, principles, experimental validation, and clinical uses of intraoperative myocardial contrast echocardiography. Data can be derived both for online visual and computer analyses. The technique can be useful in determining the sequence of bypass graft placement and the success of graft anastamoses. Anastamoses can be revised immediately if needed. It is hoped that this technique will improve intraoperative myocardial preservation and will diminish the rate of perioperative myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-228
Number of pages20
JournalEchocardiography
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • contrast echocardiography
  • intraoperative echocardiography
  • myocardial perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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