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Benoy N Shah and Roxy Senior

, including stress echocardiography (SE), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) ( 4 ). This article reviews the evidence underpinning the use of imaging techniques in patients with morbid obesity

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Benoy N Shah, Anita MacNab, Jane Lynch, Reinette Hampson, Roxy Senior, and Richard P Steeds

Introduction Stress echocardiography was initially employed as a non-invasive means of assessing patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) by comparing regional and global left ventricular systolic function at rest and on stress

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Richard P Steeds, Richard Wheeler, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Joseph Reiken, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Roxy Senior, Mark J Monaghan, and Vishal Sharma

Introduction Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established non-invasive technique that is most often used in the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD). A recent survey by Bhattacharyya et al . highlights important themes that

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Vishal Sharma, David E Newby, Ralph A H Stewart, Mildred Lee, Ruvin Gabriel, Niels Van Pelt, and Andrew J Kerr

guidelines. We aim to determine whether patients who demonstrate adverse features on stress echocardiography have a worse outcome during follow-up than those with normal exercise stress echocardiograms. A secondary aim was to compare the value of exercise

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Adrian Chenzbraun

Introduction Introduced in the 1970s (1) , stress echocardiography (SE) is presently a main diagnostic functional test for individuals with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) (2) , (3) . It is defined as the conjoint use of 2D

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Cameron Dockerill, William Woodward, Annabelle McCourt, Cristiana Monteiro, Elena Benedetto, Maria Paton, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Keith Pearce, Mark J Monaghan, Daniel X Augustine, and Paul Leeson

patient’s contact with the healthcare professionals and to reduce risk of transmission via aerosol generating procedures ( 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ). Stress echocardiography is one of the most widely used tests to assess cardiac function and to determine whether

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Jamal N Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, and Grant Heatlie

Introduction The expanding responsibilities and skillset of the Highly Specialised Cardiac Echocardiography Physiologist include performance and analysis of exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography studies ( 1 , 2 ). Physiologist

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Boyang Liu, Nicola C Edwards, Simon Ray, and Richard P Steeds

and highlights the importance of exercise stress echocardiography in the management of primary and secondary MR. Video 1 Primary mitral regurgitation with flail A2 scallop of the anterior mitral valve leaflet. View Video 1 at http

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Patrick H Gibson, Fernando Riesgo, Jonathan B Choy, Daniel H Kim, and Harald Becher

Introduction Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is commonly performed during follow-up after cardiac transplantation as part of surveillance for the diagnosis of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). Previous studies have demonstrated the

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Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, and Paul Woodmansey

Introduction Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established, reliable and safe method for assessment of ischaemic heart disease ( 1 ). Furthermore, SE is utilised in patients with valvular heart disease or cardiomyopathies and is also used