How are the results of stress echocardiography interpreted for cardiac assessment?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Richard S Krause, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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A positive stress echocardiogram is defined by stress-induced decrease in regional wall motion, decreased wall thickening, or regional compensatory hyperkinesis. In experienced hands, this can have a diagnostic accuracy similar to that of nuclear stress testing. However, results are operator dependent. [24]


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