“Pharmacological stress echo is already an established technique that is used to assess and risk stratify patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. We have shown that it can also be used to identify hearts suitable for transplantation that would previously have been unused. This requires cardiologists with experience of stress echo and ideally a second opinion from a cardiologist in a core lab (using tele-echocardiography), who can give the green light for donation.”
Uma ideia muito boa para aumentar o número de doadores de coração e diminuir a fila de transplantes! Eleva-se a idade permitida com a segurança do ecostresse normal.