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Current and evolving echocardiographic techniques for the quantitative evaluation of cardiac mechanics: ASE/EAE consensus statement on methodology and indications endorsed by the Japanese Society of Echocardiography

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Mor-Avi, V and Lang, RM and Badano, LP and Belohlavek, M and Cardim, NM and Derumeaux, G and Galderisi, M and Marwick, TH and Nagueh, SF and Sengupta, PP and Sicari, R and Smiseth, OA and Smulevitz, B and Takeuchi, M and Thomas, JD and Vannan, M and Voigt, J-U and Zamorano, JL, Current and evolving echocardiographic techniques for the quantitative evaluation of cardiac mechanics: ASE/EAE consensus statement on methodology and indications endorsed by the Japanese Society of Echocardiography, European Journal of Echocardiography, 12, (3) pp. 167-205. ISSN 2047-2404 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1093/ejechocard/jer021

Abstract

Echocardiographic imaging is ideally suited for the evaluation of cardiac mechanics because of its intrinsically dynamic nature. Because for decades, echocardiography has been the only imaging modality that allows dynamic imaging of the heart, it is only natural that new, increasingly automated techniques for sophisticated analysis of cardiac mechanics have been driven by researchers and manufacturers of ultrasound imaging equipment. Several such techniques have emerged over the past decades to address the issue of reader's experience and inter-measurement variability in interpretation. Some were widely embraced by echocardiographers around the world and became part of the clinical routine, whereas others remained limited to research and exploration of new clinical applications. Two such techniques have dominated the research arena of echocardiography: (1) Doppler-based tissue velocity measurements, frequently referred to as tissue Doppler or myocardial Doppler, and (2) speckle tracking on the basis of displacement measurements. Both types of measurements lend themselves to the derivation of multiple parameters of myocardial function. The goal of this document is to focus on the currently available techniques that allow quantitative assessment of myocardial function via image-based analysis of local myocardial dynamics, including Doppler tissue imaging and speckle-tracking echocardiography, as well as integrated back- scatter analysis. This document describes the current and potential clinical applications of these techniques and their strengths and weaknesses, briefly surveys a selection of the relevant published literature while highlighting normal and abnormal findings in the context of different cardiovascular pathologies, and summarizes the unresolved issues, future research priorities, and recommended indications for clinical use.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ventricular function, myocardial strain, tissue doppler, myocardial doppler, tissue tracking, speckle tracking, integrated backscatter
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90939
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:378
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-05-02
Last Modified:2014-06-11
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