Contrast Echocardiography: Experience in a Clinical Echocardiography Laboratory

Steven J. Lester, John W. Askew, R. Todd Hurst, Carlos A. Moreno, Joseph G. Hentz, Lori A. Wood, Rose A. Simpson, Stephen L. Schneck, Rochelle Tyler, Hari P. Chaliki, John J. Lynch

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Although 2-dimensional echocardiography with adjunct intravenous contrast media improves endocardial visualization and enhances quality of spectral Doppler signals, widespread use of contrast agents has not occurred for various reasons. Results from this study indicate that discretionary use of contrast media will enhance endocardial and Doppler signal visualization scores without an impact on total procedure duration, lending credence to an argument for a lower threshold for discretionary use of contrast media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-923
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Lester, S. J., Askew, J. W., Hurst, R. T., Moreno, C. A., Hentz, J. G., Wood, L. A., Simpson, R. A., Schneck, S. L., Tyler, R., Chaliki, H. P., & Lynch, J. J. (2006). Contrast Echocardiography: Experience in a Clinical Echocardiography Laboratory. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 19(7), 919-923.