Strain rate Imaging for the assessment of preload-dependent changes in regional left ventricular diastolic longitudinal function
Voigt, Jens-Uwe × Lindenmeier, G Werner, D Flachskampf, FA Nixdorff, U Hatle, L Sutherland, GR Daniel, WG #
Journal of the american society of echocardiography vol:15 issue:1 pages:13-19
Background: Strain rate imaging is a new and intriguing way of displaying myocardial deformation properties by means of echocardiography. With high frame rate strain rate imaging we observed a spatial inhomogeneity in diastolic longitudinal strain rates in healthy persons. A base-to-apex time delay in diastolic lengthening could be seen both in early diastole and at atrial contraction.