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Vol. 101, No. 4, 2004
Issue release date: February 2004
Section title: Review
Cardiology 2004;101:170–184
(DOI:10.1159/000076694)

Application of Tissue Doppler Imaging in Cardiology

Nikitin N.P. · Witte K.K.A.
Department of Cardiology, Academic Unit, University of Hull School of Medicine, Kingston upon Hull, UK

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Abstract of Review

Received: July 03, 2003
Accepted: October 20, 2003
Published online: February 27, 2004
Issue release date: February 2004

Number of Print Pages: 15
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD

Abstract

Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is a new echocardiographic technique employing the Doppler principle to measure the velocity of myocardial segments and other cardiac structures. It is well suited for the measurement of long-axis ventricular function. Impairment of longitudinal myocardial fiber motion is a sensitive marker of early myocardial dysfunction and ischaemia, and TDI might therefore become an important tool in routine echocardiography. The technique allows truly quantitative measurement of regional myocardial function both at rest and during stress echocardiography. TDI has great potential in the diagnosis of diastolic left ventricular dysfunction, overcoming the load-dependence of conventional Doppler techniques. Right ventricular function, intracardiac and pulmonary artery pressures, transplant rejection and intraventricular dyssynchrony can also be assessed. This article reviews the current and evolving applications of TDI in cardiology.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review

Received: July 03, 2003
Accepted: October 20, 2003
Published online: February 27, 2004
Issue release date: February 2004

Number of Print Pages: 15
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRD


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