Follow-Up of Heart Transplant Recipients with Serial Echocardiographic Coronary Flow Reserve and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography to Detect Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy


SADE AKDOĞAN L. E. , Eroglu S., YÜCE D., Bircan A., Pirat B., Sezgin A., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.27, no.5, pp.531-539, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.echo.2014.01.020
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-539

Abstract

Background: Implementation of reliable noninvasive testing for screening cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is of critical importance. The most widely used modality, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE), has moderate sensitivity and specificity. The aim of this study was to assess the potential role of serial coronary flow reserve (CFR) assessment together with DSE for predicting CAV.