This thesis presents the initial experience on stress echocardiography done at the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Rotterdam. The main purposes of this research were: 1) to assess the safety and feasibility of stress echocardiography; 2) to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of stress echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery disease; 3) to compare the results of stress echocardiography with those obtained at myocardial perfusion scintigraphy; 4) to compare the results of different pharmacological stress agents in the same group of patients. 30

echocardiography, exercise, myocardial ischaemia, new wall motions, stress
J.R.T.C. Roelandt (Jos)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Financial support from the Netherlands Heart Foundation. Esaote Biomedica and Ela-Medical for the publication of this thesis is gratefully acknowledged
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Salustri, A. (1993, October 20). Stress echocardiography. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from