The role of stress echocardiography in the evaluation of coronary artery disease and myocardial ischemia in women

Ratnasari Padang, Patricia Pellikka

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Considering the unfavorable prognosis of women with ischemic heart disease, an aggressive but safe approach to evaluate women presenting with chest pain is warranted so that coronary artery disease (CAD) can be identified and treated early. Stress echocardiography (SE) has matured into an invaluable technique for the noninvasive detection of obstructive epicardial CAD. Its versatility, accuracy, safety, noninvasiveness, and lack of radiation exposure make SE an attractive technique to apply to the assessment of women with known or suspected heart disease. This article focuses on the current evidence supporting the role of SE in the assessment of CAD and myocardial ischemia in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 25 2016



  • coronary artery disease
  • myocardial ischemia
  • Stress echo
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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