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Title: Tissue Doppler, Strain and Strain Rate in ischemic heart disease "How I do it"
Authors: Mada, Razvan O ×
Duchenne, J├╝rgen
Voigt, Jens-Uwe #
Issue Date: 2014
Series Title: Cardiovascular ultrasound vol:12 issue:1 pages:38
Article number: 10.1186/1476-7120-12-38
Abstract: Echocardiography is the standard method for assessing myocardial function in patients with ischemic heart disease. The acquisition and interpretation of echocardiographic images, however, remains a highly specialized task which often relies entirely on the subjective visual assessment of the reader and requires therefore, particular training and expertise. Myocardial deformation imaging allows quantifying myocardial function far beyond what can be done with sole visual assessment. It can improve the interpretation of regional dysfunction and offers sensitive markers of induced ischemia which can be used for stress tests. In the following, we recapitulate shortly the pathophysiological and technical basics and explain in a practical manner how we use this technique in investigating patients with ischemic heart disease.
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ISSN: 1476-7120
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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