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      Comparison of Digital Dipyridamole Stress Echocardiography and Upright Bicycle Stress Echocardiography for Identification of Coronary Artery Stenosis

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          This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of dipyridamole (0.84 mg i.v./ 10 min) and bicycle stress echocardiography in 37 patients with inconclusive standard bicycle electrocardiography (ECG) tests; all underwent coronary angiography. Sensitivity for detection of coronary stenosis with dipyridamole echocardiography was 68% (21 of 31 patients), and for 1-, 2- and 3-vessel disease 56, 69 and 83%, respectively. Overall bicycle echocardiography sensitivity was 84%, and 78, 88 and 83% for patients with 1-, 2- and 3-vessel disease, respectively. Dipyridamole echocardiography was negative in all 6 patients with negative coronary angiography (specificity 100%), bicycle echocardiography was positive in 2 (specificity 67%). We conclude that dipyridamole echocardiography tends to be less sensitive in patients with mild disease, but is more specific than bicycle echocardiography.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 6
          : 514-520
          Affiliations
          Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway
          Article
          176932 Cardiology 1995;86:514–520
          10.1159/000176932
          7585764
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Noninvasive Diagnostic Cardiology

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