Editorial: Does atrioventricular ring motion always distinguish constriction from restriction? A Doppler myocardial imaging study
2001 (English)In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 14, no 5, 391-395 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy can be difficult to differentiate on clinical examination. Cardiac ultrasonography is increasingly being used as the noninvasive method of choice for confirming the specific morphologic and hemodynamic abnormalities associated with either condition. Interrogation of atrioventricular valve plane motion by Doppler myocardial imaging (DMI) has been suggested as a valuable new approach that can help differentiate one from the other. We report the color DMI, pulsed DMI, and strain rate findings in 2 cases of constrictive pericarditis in which consideration of the annular motion pattern alone would not have allowed such differentiation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 14, no 5, 391-395 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26786DOI: 10.1067/mje.2001.113159Local ID: 11391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26786DiVA: diva2:247336