Acuracia diagnostica da ecocardiografia com estresse pela dobutamina associada a atroptina

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic accuracy of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography

Wilson Mathias, Adelaide M. Arruda, Hilda Benevides, Renata Duprat, José Lázaro Andrade, Orlando Campos Fo, Eulógio Martinez, Lélio Alves Silva, Expedito Ribeiro

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Purpose: To analyze the diagnostic accuracy of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography. Methods: We studied 304 consecutive patients using dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography angiography who underwent coronary angiography within a month of the exam. Patients received high dobutamine doses associated or not with atropine. Result: The global sensitivity was 92%, specificity was 72% and diagnostic accuracy was 87%. Analyzing 120 patients with normal LV function, we found sensitivity of 85%, specificity of 79% and accuracy of 82%. Conclusion: Dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography is an accurate method for the detection of coronary artery disease.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic accuracy of dobutamine-atropine stress echocardiography
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalArquivos brasileiros de cardiologia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Dobutamine
  • Echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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