Usefulness of myocardial viability or ischemia in predicting long-term survival for patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction undergoing revascularization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 107 patients with coronary disease and severe left ventricular dysfunction, we examined the prognostic power of viability identified by dobutamine stress echocardiography. At a mean follow-up of 27 months, patients with viable myocardium who underwent revascularization had a significant survival advantage over all other patients (2-year survival 83.5% vs 57.2%, p = 0.0037).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liao, L; Cabell, CH; Jollis, JG; Velazquez, EJ; Smith, WT; Anstrom, KJ; Pappas, PA; Ryan, T; Kisslo, JA; Landolfo, CK

Published Date

  • May 15, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1275 - 1279

PubMed ID

  • 15135703

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.01.071


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States