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Early Risk Stratification with Dipyridamole Stress Echo in a Patient with Intermediate Lesion in the Right Coronary Artery, 24 Hours after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.141
Pages: 
145–6

INTRODUCTION

The natural history of single vessel coronary disease is generally benign except for single vessel occlusion in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Several techniques, including pharmacological stress echocardiography, have been proposed for risk stratification. This is particularly effective in patients with single-vessel disease with intermediate stenotic lesions (50–60%), based on the echocardiography appearance of wall motion abnormalities, especially following post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Stress echocardiography is a valuable diagnostic tool when intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) are not readily available. 

Accepted: 
12 May, 2014
Revised: 
26 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 10 Feb, 2015
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