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Role of echocardiography in the management of cardiac disease in women.

Shim WJ - J Cardiovasc Ultrasound (2014)

Bottom Line: During pregnancy, safe monitoring of the disease process, as well as a better understanding of hemodynamics, is possible.During the use of potentially cardiotoxic drugs for breast cancer chemotherapy, echocardiographic patient monitoring is vital.Compared to men, the addition of an imaging modality to routine electrocardiogram monitoring during stress testing is more informative for diagnosing coronary disease in women.

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Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The widespread use of echocardiography has contributed to the early recognition of several distinct cardiac diseases in women. During pregnancy, safe monitoring of the disease process, as well as a better understanding of hemodynamics, is possible. During the use of potentially cardiotoxic drugs for breast cancer chemotherapy, echocardiographic patient monitoring is vital. Compared to men, the addition of an imaging modality to routine electrocardiogram monitoring during stress testing is more informative for diagnosing coronary disease in women. This review briefly discusses the role of echocardiography in the management of several women-specific cardiac diseases where echocardiography plays a pivotal role in disease management.

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American Heart Association proposed algorithm for evaluating symptomatic women using noninvasive tests.47) CVA: cerebrovascular accident, ECG: electrocardiogram, EF: ejection fraction, ETT: exercise treadmill test, LBBB: left branch bundle block, LV: left ventricular, Rx: prescription, TM: treadmill.
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Figure 3: American Heart Association proposed algorithm for evaluating symptomatic women using noninvasive tests.47) CVA: cerebrovascular accident, ECG: electrocardiogram, EF: ejection fraction, ETT: exercise treadmill test, LBBB: left branch bundle block, LV: left ventricular, Rx: prescription, TM: treadmill.

Mentions: Specifically, exercise echocardiography is recommended for women with chest pain and an intermediate to high pretest probability of coronary disease. Dobutamine stress echocardiography may also be used for women who cannot perform the exercise test (Fig. 3).47)


Role of echocardiography in the management of cardiac disease in women.

Shim WJ - J Cardiovasc Ultrasound (2014)

American Heart Association proposed algorithm for evaluating symptomatic women using noninvasive tests.47) CVA: cerebrovascular accident, ECG: electrocardiogram, EF: ejection fraction, ETT: exercise treadmill test, LBBB: left branch bundle block, LV: left ventricular, Rx: prescription, TM: treadmill.
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Figure 3: American Heart Association proposed algorithm for evaluating symptomatic women using noninvasive tests.47) CVA: cerebrovascular accident, ECG: electrocardiogram, EF: ejection fraction, ETT: exercise treadmill test, LBBB: left branch bundle block, LV: left ventricular, Rx: prescription, TM: treadmill.
Mentions: Specifically, exercise echocardiography is recommended for women with chest pain and an intermediate to high pretest probability of coronary disease. Dobutamine stress echocardiography may also be used for women who cannot perform the exercise test (Fig. 3).47)

Bottom Line: During pregnancy, safe monitoring of the disease process, as well as a better understanding of hemodynamics, is possible.During the use of potentially cardiotoxic drugs for breast cancer chemotherapy, echocardiographic patient monitoring is vital.Compared to men, the addition of an imaging modality to routine electrocardiogram monitoring during stress testing is more informative for diagnosing coronary disease in women.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The widespread use of echocardiography has contributed to the early recognition of several distinct cardiac diseases in women. During pregnancy, safe monitoring of the disease process, as well as a better understanding of hemodynamics, is possible. During the use of potentially cardiotoxic drugs for breast cancer chemotherapy, echocardiographic patient monitoring is vital. Compared to men, the addition of an imaging modality to routine electrocardiogram monitoring during stress testing is more informative for diagnosing coronary disease in women. This review briefly discusses the role of echocardiography in the management of several women-specific cardiac diseases where echocardiography plays a pivotal role in disease management.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus