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Doppler echocardiography 

Doppler echocardiography
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Doppler echocardiography
Author(s):

Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak

, Anita Sadeghpour

, and Ruxandra Jurcut

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198726012.003.0003
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date: 28 November 2020

Doppler examination is an integral part of the echocardiogram. Current systems are equipped with spectral Doppler in continuous wave mode (offering measurements of high velocities with limited spatial specificity due to integration of signal along the scan line), pulsed wave mode (high spatial specificity with maximal recordable velocity reduced by the Nyquist limit), and colour Doppler flow mapping (allowing rapid identification of flow pattern within a cross-sectional B-mode sector). Tissue Doppler echocardiography emerged as a basic tool for sampling regional myocardial velocities, in pulsed wave or colour velocity mapping mode. Finally, three-dimensional systems improve spatial presentation of flow phenomena by integrating Doppler-derived flow patterns in three-dimensional datasets.

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