Stress echocardiography is an established cardiac imaging modality for the detection and quantification of severity of coronary artery disease. In recent years, there has also been an increasing use of stress echocardiography in the assessment of non-ischaemic cardiac disease given its ability to assess functional capacity and haemodynamic changes with exercise which can help guide therapy and inform prognosis. The emerging use of strain, myocardial contrast and three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography further assists in improving diagnostic accuracy particularly in patients with coronary artery disease. This paper summarises the protocols, indications and clinical applications of stress echocardiography in both ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiac disease.
Xian Quah, J., Greaves, K., Thomas, L., & Stanton, T. (2019, September 1). The Clinical Utility and Enduring Versatility of Stress Echocardiography. Heart Lung and Circulation. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2019.02.188