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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD060207070619 Submitted: 03 June 2007 Modified: 14 February 2014

Diagnostic accuracy of stress echocardiography in the detection of coronary artery disease: Philippine Heart Center experience 2001-2002.

Romeo J. Santos,
Maria Theresa E. Umali-De Torres,
Brigida Claro

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The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of stress echocardiography using either pharmacologic or exercise stimuli to detect the presence of coronary artery disease. We reviewed the files of 88 patients who underwent stress echocardiography and coronary angiography. DSE was 89 percent sensitive, 38 percent specific and 93 percent accurate in identifying patients with CAD irrespective of the baseline wall motion. The ESE, on the other hand, was 72 percent sensitive, 77 percent specific and 84% accurate in detecting CAD. They were both higher than Dobutamine and exercise stress ECG. In conclusion, stress echocardiography is a highly accurate tool for evaluation and identifying patients with CAD.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Heart Center Journal
Publication Date
January-December 2005


To evaluate and determine the diagnostic accuracy of stress echocardiography, exercise or pharmacologic, in detecting the presence of coronary artery disease.

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