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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2009, Article ID 308486, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Pretest Score for Predicting Microbubble Contrast Agent Use in Stress Echocardiography: A Method to Increase Efficiency in the Echo Laboratory

1Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging Laboratory, Laval Hospital, QC, Canada G1V 4G5
2Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA

Received 3 May 2009; Accepted 16 June 2009

Academic Editor: Gerald Maurer

Copyright © 2009 Mathieu Bernier et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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