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Stress echocardiography for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease: a critical appraisal. Supported by the British Society of Echocardiography
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    Authors' response to Dr Kelion
    • Roxy Senior, Consultant Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mark Monaghan, Harald Becher, Jamil Mayet, Petros Nihoyannopoulos

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr Kelion for his helpful comments regarding our recent review on stress echocardiography in Heart [1]. We entirely agree with Dr Kelion that both British Society of Echocardiography and British Nuclear Cardiac Society need to raise awareness of the utility of functional tests for the assessment of coronary artery disease and not squabble about which technique is superior. Given the fact tha...

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    None declared.
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    Nuclear response to stress echo review

    Dear Editor,

    The recent review of stress echocardiography in Heart is a good overview of a technique which has clearly come of age [1]. However it really is time that the echo community stopped being so defensive about the alternative technique of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS).

    In November 2003 the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published the positive results of its Technolo...

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