Quantification of the physiological relevance of a coronary stenosis using myocardial contrast echocardiography

Christian Firschke, Kevin Wei, Sanjiv Kaul

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MCE can be used in the catheterization laboratory or in the operating room to provide rapid assessments of the functional significance of a coronary stenosis from direct arterial injections of microbubbles. In the past few years, the development of more stable microbubble contrast agents, and a better understanding of the interactions between ultrasound and microbubbles have led to the development of a truly non-invasive approach to quantify MBF using venous infusions. Furthermore, additional insights into the physiology of coronary stenosis, particularly as it affects MBV, have been obtained using MCE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalCoronary Artery Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial blood flow
  • Myocardial contrast echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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