Contrast echocardiography: evidence-based recommendations by European Association of Echocardiography

Senior R, Becher H, Monaghan M, Agati L, Zamorano J, Vanoverschelde JL, Nihoyannopoulos P

Eur J Echocardiogr 2009 Mar;10(2):194-212

PMID: 19270054

Abstract

This paper examines the evidence for contrast echocardiography, both for improving assessment of left ventricular structure and function compared with unenhanced echocardiography and for the identification of myocardial perfusion. Based on the evidence, recommendations are proposed for the clinical use of contrast echocardiography.