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Quantification of left ventricular function and synchrony using tissue Doppler, strain imaging, and speckle tracking 

Quantification of left ventricular function and synchrony using tissue Doppler, strain imaging, and speckle tracking
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Quantification of left ventricular function and synchrony using tissue Doppler, strain imaging, and speckle tracking
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Jens-Uwe Voigt

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10.1093/med/9780199599639.003.0006
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date: 22 August 2019

Modern echocardiographic systems allow the quantitative and qualitative assessment of regional myocardial function by measuring velocity, motion, deformation, and other parameters of myocardial function.

Both colour Doppler (CD) and spectral Doppler modes provide one-dimensional estimates of velocity. From CD data only, further parameters can be derived. Tracking techniques have recently been introduced which provide all parameters two-dimensionally, but at the cost of lower temporal resolution.

Several clinical applications have been proposed, including regional and global systolic function assessment, evaluation of diastolic cardiac properties, and assessment of ventricular dyssynchrony.

This chapter provides an introduction to the method of Doppler- and tracking-based function assessment and provides a basis for understanding its different clinical applications.

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