Role of echocardiography in the management of cardiac disease in women

Wan Joo Shim

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The widespread use of echocardiography has contributed to the early recognition of several distinct cardiac diseases in women. During pregnancy, safe monitoring of the disease process, as well as a better understanding of hemodynamics, is possible. During the use of potentially cardiotoxic drugs for breast cancer chemotherapy, echocardiographic patient monitoring is vital. Compared to men, the addition of an imaging modality to routine electrocardiogram monitoring during stress testing is more informative for diagnosing coronary disease in women. This review briefly discusses the role of echocardiography in the management of several women-specific cardiac diseases where echocardiography plays a pivotal role in disease management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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