Recommendations for training in performance and interpretation of stress echocardiography

R. Popp, A. Agatston, W. Armstrong, N. Nanda, A. Pearlman, H. Rakowski, J. Seward, N. Silverman, M. Smith, W. Stewart, R. Taylor, D. Thys, C. Davis

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Abstract

Stress echocardiography has emerged as a clinically useful procedure in the management of patients with ischemic heart disease and other conditions. However, the accuracy of this test relies on the ability of those who carry out the technical aspects of the test and depends critically on proper interpretation of the images. Appreciation of wall motion abnormalities is generally acknowledged as one of the most difficult skills to master in echocardiography. There is consensus that this is also one of the most difficult skills to teach. Appreciating stress-induced changes in wall motion, which sometimes are subtle, requires a significant commitment to initial training in this skill and its maintenance. This document provides recommendations for physician training in stress echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-96
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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