Journal article

Left ventricular torsional dynamics post exercise for LV diastolic function assessment

Muhammad Asrar ul Haq, Vivek Mutha, Tina Lin, Konstantinos Profitis, Zoe Tuer, Kwang Lim, David L Hare, Chiew Wong

CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIMS: 2D speckle tracking echocardiography allows for assessment of left ventricular (LV) torsional deformation as a composite function of the radial, longitudinal and circumferential fibres. We test the hypothesis that post-exercise LV torsional dynamics are more sensitive markers for myocardial dysfunction than resting measures, and better predictors for exercise capacity compared to post-exercise LV diastolic filling pressure (E/e'). METHODS: We studied 88 patients referred for stress echocardiogram. Treadmill exercise was performed using Bruce protocol, and echo images were acquired using GE Vivid 7. LV rotational dynamics were analysed by speckle tracking method using the GE ECHOPAC sof..

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