eCite Digital Repository

The role of echocardiography in heart failure


Marwick, TH, The role of echocardiography in heart failure, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 56, (6 Suppl 4) pp. 31S-38S. ISSN 0161-5505 (2015) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2015 the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

DOI: doi:10.2967/jnumed.114.150433


Data from echocardiography provide a cornerstone in the management of heart failure. All imaging techniques can provide an ejection fraction, but the versatility of echocardiography makes it unique in the provision of volumes, diastolic function, right ventricular function, hemodynamics, and valvular regurgitation. The early detection of heart failure has been facilitated by the assessment of global longitudinal strain, which is also useful in later heart failure for the assessment of left ventricular synchrony. The use of echocardiography has been associated with favorable outcomes, probably on the basis of facilitation of appropriate therapy. This review examines the evidence provided by echocardiography and its application in specific settings. Although the guidelines emphasize that no single test satisfies all imaging requirements in heart failure, and other modalities can provide additional information about specific questions (especially tissue characterization), echocardiography is indispensable in the management of heart failure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:2D echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, heart failure, strain
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:101302
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-06-16
Last Modified:2017-11-03

Repository Staff Only: item control page