2D Echo

  • RV infarction: diagnosed by Echo
  • Ventricular aneurysm
  • Pericardial effusion y LV thrombus
  • Wall motion abnormalities are seen
  • Old scars can also cause WMA
  • Decreased LV function is indication for ACE in­hibitor
  • VSD
  • MR is diagnosed easily.
2D echocardiography 1


dobutamine stress echocardiography:

  • noninvasive test for coronary artery disease in which dobutamine is given to patients to increase the workload of the heart,
  • and then the heart is evaluated with ultrasonic imaging


stress echocardiography:

  • The ultrasonic identification of segments of heart muscle that do not move properly when a patient with coronary artery disease exercises


transthoracic echocardiography:

  • heart and great vessels by means of an ultrasonic transducer placed on the chest wall.


transesophageal echocardiography:

  • obtaining echocardiographic images in with the ultrasonographic transducer is introduced into the esophagus


Myocardial perfusion imaging:

  • It is done with 201TI, 99mTc. Acute and chronic scars cannot be distinguished by this test. It is useful for diagnosis of viability of myocardium.



  • Death occurs within 24 hrs in a vast majority of cases due to :
  • Arrhythmias like ventricular fibrillation
  • Pump failure.


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