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  • 1.
    Arnold, MF
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Voigt, JU
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Kukulski, T
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Sutherland, George R
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken.
    Hatle, Liv
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Editorial: Does atrioventricular ring motion always distinguish constriction from restriction? A Doppler myocardial imaging study2001Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 14, nr 5, s. 391-395Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 2. Barclay, Susan A
    et al.
    Eidenvall, Lars
    Karlsson, Matts
    Andersson, Gunnar
    Xiong, Changsheng
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    The shape of the proximal isovelocity surface area varies with regurgitant orifice size and distance from orifice: computer simulation and model experiments with color M-mode technique.1993Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 433-445Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The hemispheric proximal isovelocity surface area method for quantification of mitral regurgitant flow (i.e., Qc = 2 pi r2v), where 2 pi r2 is the surface area and v is the velocity at radius r, was investigated as distance from the orifice was increased. Computer simulations and steady flow model experiments were performed for orifices of 4, 6, and 8 mm. Flow rates derived from the centerline velocity and hemispheric assumption were compared with true flow rates. Proximal isovelocity surface area shape varied as distance from each orifice was increased and could only be approximated from the hemispheric equation when a certain distance was exceeded: > 7, > 10, and > 12 mm for the 4, 6, and 8 mm orifices, respectively. Prediction of relative error showed that the best radial zone at which to make measurements was 5 to 9, 6 to 14 and 7 to 17 mm for the 4, 6, and 8 mm orifices, respectively. Although effects of a nonhemispheric shape could be compensated for by use of a correction factor, a radius of 8 to 9 mm can be recommended without the use of a correction factor over all orifices studied if a deviation in calculated as compared with true flow of 15% is considered acceptable. These measurements therefore have implications for the technique in clinical practice.

  • 3. Bech-Hanssen, O
    et al.
    Caidahl, K
    Wallentin, I
    Brandberg, J
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Aortic prosthetic valve design and size: Relation to Doppler echocardiographic findings and pressure recovery - An in vitro study2000Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 13, nr 1, s. 39-50Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The extent to which Doppler echocardiography information can be used in the assessment of prosthesis hemodynamic performance is still controversial. The goals of our study were to assess the importance of valve design and size both on Doppler echocardiography findings and on pressure recovery in a fluid mechanics model. We performed Doppler and catheter measurements in the different orifices of the bileaflet St Jude (central and side orifices), the monoleaflet Omnicarbon (major and minor orifices), and the stented Biocor porcine prosthesis. Net pressure gradients were predicted from Doppler flow velocities, assuming either independence or dependence of valve size. The peak Doppler estimated gradients (mean +/- SD for sizes 21 to 27) were 21 +/- 10.3 rum Hg for St Jude, 18 +/- 9.3 mm Hg for Omnicarbon, and 37 +/- 14.5 mm Hg for Biocor (P <.05 for St Jude and Omnicarbon vs Biocor). The pressure recovery (proportion of peak catheter pressure) was 53% +/- 8.6% for central-St Jude, 29% +/- 8.9% for side-St Jude, 20% +/- 5.6% for major-Omnicarbon, 23% +/- 7.4% for minor-Omnicarbon, and 18% +/- 3.6% for Biocor (P <.05 for central-St Jude and side-St Jude vs Omnicarbon and Biocor). Valve sizes (2) significantly influenced pressure recovery (y in percentage) (central-St Jude: y = 3.7x - 35.9, r = 0.88, P =.0001, major-Omnicarbon: y = 2.1x - 30.3, r = 0.85, P =.0001). By assuming dependence of valve size, Doppler was able to predict net pressure gradients in St Jude with a mean difference between net catheter and Doppler-predicted gradient of - 3.8 +/- 2.5 mm Hg. In conclusion, prosthetic value design and size influence the degree of pressure recovery, making Doppler gradients potentially misleading in both the assessment of hemodynamic performance and the comparison of one design with another. The preliminary results indicate that net gradient can be predicted from Doppler gradients,

  • 4. Bech-Hanssen, O
    et al.
    Caidahl, K
    Wallentin, I
    Brandberg, J
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Aortic prosthetic valve design and size: relation to Doppler echocardiographic findings and pressure recovery- an in vitro study.2000Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 13, nr 1, s. 39-50Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The extent to which Doppler echocardiography information can be used in the assessment of prosthesis hemodynamic performance is still controversial. The goals of our study were to assess the importance of valve design and size both on Doppler echocardiography findings and on pressure recovery in a fluid mechanics model. We performed Doppler and catheter measurements in the different orifices of the bileaflet St Jude (central and side orifices), the monoleaflet Omnicarbon (major and minor orifices), and the stented Biocor porcine prosthesis. Net pressure gradients were predicted from Doppler flow velocities, assuming either independence or dependence of valve size. The peak Doppler estimated gradients (mean +/- SD for sizes 21 to 27) were 21 +/- 10.3 mm Hg for St Jude, 18 +/- 9.3 mm Hg for Omnicarbon, and 37 +/- 14.5 mm Hg for Biocor (P <.05 for St Jude and Omnicarbon vs Biocor). The pressure recovery (proportion of peak catheter pressure) was 53% +/- 8.6% for central-St Jude, 29% +/- 8. 9% for side-St Jude, 20% +/- 5.6% for major-Omnicarbon, 23% +/- 7.4% for minor-Omnicarbon, and 18% +/- 3.6% for Biocor (P <.05 for central-St Jude and side-St Jude vs Omnicarbon and Biocor). Valve sizes (x) significantly influenced pressure recovery (y in percentage) (central-St Jude: y = 3.7x - 35.9, r = 0.88, P =.0001; major-Omnicarbon: y = 2.1x - 30.3, r = 0.85, P =.0001). By assuming dependence of valve size, Doppler was able to predict net pressure gradients in St Jude with a mean difference between net catheter and Doppler-predicted gradient of -3.8 +/- 2.5 mm Hg. In conclusion, prosthetic valve design and size influence the degree of pressure recovery, making Doppler gradients potentially misleading in both the assessment of hemodynamic performance and the comparison of one design with another. The preliminary results indicate that net gradient can be predicted from Doppler gradients.

  • 5.
    Bech-Hanssen, O.
    et al.
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Gjertsson, P.
    Gjertsson, P..
    Houltz, E.
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Caidahl, K.
    Caidahl, K..
    Net Pressure Gradients in Aortic Prosthetic Valves can be Estimated by Doppler2003Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 16, nr 8, s. 858-866Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In aortic prosthetic valves, both the Doppler-estimated gradients and orifice areas are misleading in the assessment of hemodynamic performance. The parameter of major interest is the net pressure gradient after pressure recovery (PR). We, therefore, investigated, in vitro, our ability to predict the net pressure gradient and applied the formulas in a representative patient population with 2 different valve designs. Methods: We studied the St Jude Medical (SJM) standard valve (size 19-27) and SJM Biocor (size 21-27) in an in vitro steady-flow model with simultaneous Doppler-estimated pressure and catheter pressure measurements. Using echocardiography, we also studied patients who received the SJM (n = 66) and SJM Biocor (n = 45). Results: In the SJM, we observed PR both within the prosthesis and aorta, whereas in the SJM Biocor, PR was only present in the aorta. We estimated the PR within the valve and within the aorta separately from echocardiographic in vitro data, combining a regression equation (valve) with an equation on the basis of fluid mechanics theory (aorta). The difference between estimated and catheter-obtained net gradients (mean ± SD) was 0.6 ± 1.6 mm Hg in the SJM and - 0.2 ± 1.9 mm Hg in the SJM Biocor. When these equations were applied in vivo, we found that PR had an overall value of 57 ± 7% of the peak Doppler gradient in the SJM and 33 ± 9% in the SJM Biocor. Conclusions: The in vitro results indicate that it is possible to predict the net pressure gradient by Doppler in bileaflet and stented biologic valves. Our data indicate that important PR is also present in stented biologic valves.

  • 6. Bolger, A F
    et al.
    Eidenvall, L
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Understanding continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity as a measure of regurgitant severity.1997Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 10, nr 6, s. 613-622Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity is commonly expected to reflect the severity of mitral regurgitation. Physical principles predict that alignment of the imaging beam, flow velocity, and turbulence can also be important or even dominant determinants of continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity. The reliability of tracking regurgitant severity with continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity was assessed in vitro with varying volume, velocity, turbulence, and beam alignment. The conditions wherein continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity increased with regurgitant volume were specific but poorly predictable combinations of orifice size, flow volume, and perfect beam alignment. Under other conditions flow velocity and turbulence effects dominated, and continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity did not reflect changing regurgitant volume. Continuous-wave Doppler signal intensity-based impressions of regurgitant severity may be unreliable and even misleading under some circumstances.

  • 7. Bolger, Ann
    et al.
    Eidenvall, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Understanding continuous wave Doppler signal intensity as a measure of regurgitant severity1997Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 10, s. 613-622Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 8.
    Eidenvall, Lars
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Determination of regurgitant flow and volume by integrating actual proximal velocities over hemispheres (IPROV) in two orthogonal planes1996Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 9, nr 4, s. 527-538Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 9.
    Eidenvall, Lars
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    2D Doppler Flowvelocity profiles can be time corrected with an external ECG delay device1992Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 5, s. 405-413Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 10. Eidenvall, Lars
    et al.
    Sjöberg, Birgitta Janero
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Two-dimensional color Doppler flow velocity profiles can be time corrected with an external ECG-delay device.1992Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 5, nr 4, s. 405-413Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Although two-dimensional ultrasound color flow imaging is often considered to be a real-time technique, the acquisition time for two-dimensional color images may be up to 200 msec. Time correction is therefore necessary to obtain correct flow velocity profiles. We have developed a time-correction method in which a specially designed unit detects the QRS complex from the patient and creates a trig pulse that is delayed incrementally in relation to the QRS complex. This trig pulse controls the acquisition of the ultrasound images. A number of consecutively delayed images, with known incremental delay between the sweeps, can thus be stored in the memory of the echocardiograph and transferred digitally to a computer. The time-corrected flow velocity profile is obtained by interpolation of data from the time-delayed profiles. The system was evaluated in a Doppler string phantom test. With this technique it is possible to study time-corrected flow velocity profiles without the need to alter existing ultrasound Doppler equipment.

  • 11.
    Emilsson, Kent
    et al.
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Örebro Medical Center Hospital.
    Alam, Mahbubul
    Cardiology Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute at South Hospital, Stockholm.
    Wandt, Birger
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Örebro Medical Center Hospital.
    The relation between mitral annulus motion and ejection fraction: A nonlinear function2000Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 13, nr 10, s. 896-901Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In previous studies of the relation between mitral annulus motion (MAM) and left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), a linear relationship has been suggested. In this meta-analysis of 434 patients, we show that the relation is nonlinear and that a linear regression model overestimates EF in the lower range of MAM. The relation is better described by an S function and is influenced by age and heart size.

  • 12.
    Escobar Kvitting, John-Peder
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Wigström, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Strotmann, Jörg M.
    Sutherland, George
    How accurate is visual assessment of synchronicity in myocardial motion? An in vitro study with computer-simulated regional delay in myocardial motion: clinical implications for rest and stress echocardiography studies1999Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 12, nr 9, s. 698-705Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Asynchronicity in echocardiographic images is normally assessed visually. No prior quantitative studies have determined the limitations of this approach. To quantify visual recognition of myocardial asynchronicity in echocardiographic images, computer-simulated delay phantom loops were generated from a 3.3 MHz digital image data from a normal left ventricular short-axis heart cycle acquired at 55 frames per second. Six expert observers visually assessed 30 abnormal and 3 normal loops with differing computer-induced delay patterns on 3 occasions and in this optimally simulated environment could recognize only single delays of 89 ms or more. This was improved to 71 ms or more by use of side-by-side (normal versus abnormal) comparative review. Thus visual assessment of clinically important regional delay in rest or stress echo images is limited.

  • 13.
    Flachskampf, Frank A
    et al.
    Institute of Aerodynamics RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
    Köhler, Josef
    Institute of Aerodynamics RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Lepper, Wolfgang
    Institute of Aerodynamics RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
    Hanrath, Peter
    Institute of Aerodynamics RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
    Overestimation of flow velocity through leaks in mechanical valve prostheses and through small orifices by continuous-wave Doppler.1997Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 10, nr 9, s. 904-914Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The reliability of continuous-wave Doppler flow velocity measurements through small regurgitant lesions, such as in prosthetic leakage, has not been systematically analyzed. To evaluate the accuracy of continuous-wave Doppler in prosthetic valve leakage and small orifices in an in vitro, steady-flow model-flow velocities through the leaks of twelve intact mechanical prostheses and through six circular nozzles (area 0.5 to 20 mm2) were measured at pressure drops between 30 and 105 mm Hg. These results were compared with those predicted by the modified Bernoulli equation. Laser Doppler anemometry of flow velocities through the nozzles was also performed. Despite high correlation, there was substantial overestimation of Bernoulli predicted velocities by echo Doppler in the prosthetic leaks (mean +12.3% +/- 9.4%; range 90.3% to 143.4%). In the nozzles < or = 10 mm2, but not in the largest (20 mm2) nozzle, there was also overestimation of the Bernoulli predicted velocities (mean +6.2% +/- 2%). Laser Doppler anemometry of flow velocities through the nozzles showed slightly lower values than predicted by the Bernoulli equation. Thus, continuous-wave echo Doppler overestimates flow velocities through small orifices. This apparently is, at least in part, due to transit time effects and should be taken into account when using echo Doppler in small (< 10 mm2) orifices, such as in mild to moderate regurgitant lesions and prosthetic valve leakage.

  • 14.
    Fyrenius, Anna
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Wigström, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Bolger, Ann F.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Ebbers, Tino
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Öhman, Peter
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Internmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Biomedicinsk modellering och simulering. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Engvall, Jan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Pitfalls in Doppler evaluation of diastolic function: insights from three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging1999Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 12, nr 10, s. 817-826Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Ultrasound-Doppler assessment of diastolic function is subject to velocity errors caused by angle sensitivity and a fixed location of the sample volume. We used 3-dimensional phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate these errors in 10 patients with hypertension and in 10 healthy volunteers. The single (Doppler) and triple (MRI) component velocity was measured at early (E) and late (A) inflow along Doppler-like sample lines or 3-dimensional particle traces generated from the MRI data. Doppler measurements underestimated MRI velocities by 9.4% ± 8.6%; the effect on the E/A ratio was larger and more variable. Measuring early and late diastolic inflows from a single line demonstrated the error caused by their 3-dimensional spatial offset. Both errors were minimized by calculating the E/A ratio from maximal E and A values without constraint to a single line. Alignment and spatial offset are important sources of error in Doppler diastolic parameters. Improved accuracy may be achieved with the use of maximal E and A velocities from wherever they occur in the left ventricle.

  • 15.
    Helin Forsberg,, Lena
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Tamas, Eva
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Thoraxkirurgi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken.
    Nylander, Eva
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Preoperative Longitudinal Left Ventricular Function by Tissue Doppler Echocardiography at Rest and During Exercise Is Valuable in Timing of Aortic Valve Surgery in Male Aortic Regurgitation Patients2010Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 23, nr 4, s. 387-395Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate if left ventricular (LV) systolic function by tissue Doppler echocardiography at rest and during exercise preoperatively could predict postoperative LV function and thereby be useful in the timing of aortic valve surgery in patients with severe aortic regurgitation. Methods: In 29 patients (median age, 59 years; interquartile range, 39-64 years), echocardiography, tissue Doppler echocardiography, and radionuclide ventriculography were performed preoperatively and postoperatively at rest and during supine bicycle exercise. Results: Preoperative ejection fraction (EF) was 62%. Patients formed two groups, with basal LV peak systolic velocity (PSV) 5.9 cm/s preoperatively as the cutoff value between low and high PSV. Preoperatively, patients with low PSV had lower PSV during exercise (Pandlt;.005), EF during exercise (Pandlt;.05), and atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) at rest (Pandlt;.005) and during exercise (P andlt;.05) than those with high PSV. Postoperatively, patients with low PSV had smaller AVPD at rest (P andlt;.05), AVPD during exercise (Pandlt;.01), and PSV during exercise (Pandlt;.01). Conclusion: In patients with chronic aortic regurgitation with EFs and LV dimensions not fulfilling criteria for surgery according to guidelines, preoperative PSV and AVPD at rest and during exercise detected postoperative LV dysfunction.

  • 16.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Subaortic flow profile in aortic valve disease - a two dimensional color Doppler study1994Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 7, s. 276-284Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 17.
    Kukulski, T
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Hübbert, Laila
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken.
    Arnold, Martina
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Hatle, L
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Sutherland, George
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Normal regional right ventricular function and its change with age: a Doppler myocardial imaging study2000Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 13, s. 194-204Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 18.
    Loyd, Dan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Pressure half-time does not always predict mitral valve area correctly.1988Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 1, nr 5, s. 313-321Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A theory is presented elucidating factors that influence the pressure half-time. By combining the Bernoulli and continuity equations and making certain assumptions about the shape of the atrioventricular pressure difference decay, it can be shown that valve area, volume transported across that area, and initial pressure difference influence the pressure half-time according to a formula in which the pressure half-time is related to V/(Ao square root of delta po), where V is the transported volume across the orifice with the area Ao, and delta po is the initial pressure difference across that area. In a subsequent hydraulic model experiment pressure half-time was determined for three different hole areas, with various initial volumes and initial pressure gradients. We did not obtain a unique relation between the pressure half-time and area. Instead the results supported our theory, and we found a close linear relationship between area and V/(T0.5 square root of delta po) (correlation coefficient [r] = 0.998), as predicted in the theory (T0.5 = pressure half-time). Clinical examples in which the pressure half-time may be misleading in the assessment of severity of mitral stenosis are presented.

  • 19.
    Ressner, Marcus
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Brodin, Lars-Åke
    The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jansson, Tomas
    Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden.
    Hoff, Lars
    Vestfold University College, Noway.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Effects of ultrasound contrast agents on doppler tissue velocity estimation2006Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 19, nr 2, s. 154-164Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The combination of Doppler tissue imaging and myocardial contrast echocardiography has the potential to provide information about motion and perfusion of the myocardium in a single examination. The purpose of this study was to establish how the presence of ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) affects measurements of Doppler tissue velocities in vivo and in vitro. We performed echocardiography in 12 patients with ischemic heart disease before and immediately after a slow intravenous infusion of the UCA Optison, using color Doppler tissue imaging to examine the effect of contrast agents in vivo. The myocardial peak systolic velocities and their integrals were analyzed in digitally stored cineloops before and after contrast administration. To distinguish between methodologic and physiologic factors affecting the measurement of tissue velocity in vitro, experiments with a rotating disk and a flow cone phantom were also carried out for the 3 contrast agents: Optison, Sonovue, and Sonazoid. In vivo results show that the values for peak systolic velocity increased by about 10% during contrast infusion, from mean 5.2 ± 1.8 to 5.7 ± 2.3 cm/s (P = .02, 95% confidence interval 2%-16%). The increase in myocardial peak systolic velocities was verified in experimental models in which the UCA increased the estimated mean velocity in the order of 5% to 20% for the motion interval of 5 to 7 cm/s, corresponding to the myocardial velocities studied in vivo. The response was similar for all 3 contrast agents and was not affected by moderate variations in concentration of the agent. We have shown that the presence UCA will affect Doppler tissue measurements in vivo and in vitro. The observed bias is presumed to be an effect of harmonic signal contribution from rupturing contrast agent microbubbles and does not indicate biologic or physiologic effects. Copyright 2006 by the American Society of Echocardiography.

  • 20.
    Rudski, Lawrence G.
    et al.
    McGill Univ, Canada.
    Gargani, Luna
    CNR, Italy.
    Armstrong, William F.
    Univ Michigan, MI 48109 USA.
    Lancellotti, Patrizio
    Univ Liege Hosp, Belgium.
    Lester, Steven J.
    Mayo Clin, AZ USA.
    Grunig, Ekkehard
    Univ Hosp Heidelberg, Germany.
    DAlto, Michele
    Univ Naples 2, Italy.
    Åström, Meriam
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för kardiovaskulär medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Ferrara, Francesco
    Univ Hosp, Italy.
    Saggar, Rajeev
    Univ Arizona, AZ USA.
    Saggar, Rajan
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA.
    Naeije, Robert
    Free Univ Brussels, Belgium.
    Picano, Eugenio
    CNR, Italy.
    Schiller, Nelson B.
    Univ Calif San Francisco, CA 94143 USA.
    Bossone, Eduardo
    Univ Hosp, Italy.
    Stressing the Cardiopulmonary Vascular System: The Role of Echocardiography2018Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 31, nr 5, s. 527-+Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The cardiopulmonary vascular system represents a key determinant of prognosis in several cardiorespiratory diseases. Although right heart catheterization is considered the gold standard for assessing pulmonary hemodynamics, a comprehensive noninvasive evaluation including left and right ventricular reserve and function and cardiopulmonary interactions remains highly attractive. Stress echocardiography is crucial in the evaluation of many cardiac conditions, typically coronary artery disease but also heart failure and valvular heart disease. In stress echocardiographic applications beyond coronary artery disease, the assessment of the cardiopulmonary vascular system is a cornerstone. The possibility of coupling the left and right ventricles with the pulmonary circuit during stress can provide significant insight into cardiopulmonary physiology in healthy and diseased subjects, can support the diagnosis of the etiology of pulmonary hypertension and other conditions, and can offer valuable prognostic information. In this state-of-the-art document, the topic of stress echocardiography applied to the cardiopulmonary vascular system is thoroughly addressed, from pathophysiology to different stress modalities and echocardiographic parameters, from clinical applications to limitations and future directions.

  • 21.
    Sjöberg, Birgitta Janero
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Subaortic flow profiles in aortic valve disease: a two-dimensional color Doppler study.1994Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 7, nr 3 Pt 1, s. 276-285Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    With time-corrected color Doppler echocardiography, the aortic subvalvular spatial flow velocity profile was registered in two perpendicular planes in 10 patients with aortic valve disease and in 5 healthy control subjects. Patients with predominant aortic valve stenosis had a fairly flat profile, and the subvalvular diameter, obtained from left parasternal two-dimensional tissue imaging, provided a good estimate of the mean of the two transverse flow axes. This explains the accuracy in determination of stroke volume and aortic valve area that is reported in studies on patients with aortic valve stenosis when the continuity equation is used. However, the use of apical pulsed Doppler ultrasound registrations from the left ventricular outflow tract and parasternal two-dimensional echocardiography for flow area calculation may introduce large errors in calculated stroke volume in certain patients with aortic regurgitation and in normal subjects, because of a non-flat spatial velocity profile or an inaccurate estimate of flow area.

  • 22. Strotmann, Jörg M.
    et al.
    Escobar Kvitting, John-Peder
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Wilkenshoff, Ursula
    Wranne, Bengt
    Hatle, L.
    Sutherland, George
    Anatomic M-mode echocardiography: a new approach to assess regional myocardial function - A comparative in vivo and in vitro study of both fundamental and second harmonic imaging modes1999Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 12, nr 5, s. 300-307Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of anatomic M-mode echocardiography (AMM).

    Methods: Eight phantoms were rotated on a device at different insonation depths (IDs) in a water beaker. They were insonated with different transducer frequencies in fundamental imaging (FI) and second harmonic imaging (SHI), and the diameters were assessed with conventional M-mode echocardiography (CMM) and AMM with the applied angle correction (AC) after rotation. In addition, left ventricular wall dimensions were measured with CMM and AMM in FI and SHI in 10 volunteers.

    Results: AC had the greatest effect on the measurement error in AMM followed by ID (AC: R2 = 0.295, ID: R2 = 0.268; P < .0001). SHI improved the accuracy, and a difference no longer existed between CMM and AMM with an AC up to 60 degrees. In vivo the limit of agreement between AMM and CMM was -1.7 to +1.8 mm in SHI.

    Conclusion: Within its limitations (AC < 60 degrees; ID < 20 cm), AMM could be a robust tool in clinical practice.

  • 23. Sun, Y
    et al.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Eidenvall, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Estimation of pulsatile flow by surface integration of velocity vectors in Doppler ultrasound images from two arthogonal planes1995Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 8, s. 904-914Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 24. Sun, Y
    et al.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Sjöberg, Birgitta Janero
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Eidenvall, L
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Estimation of volume flow rate by surface integration of velocity vectors from color Doppler images.1995Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 8, nr 6, s. 904-914Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A new Doppler echocardiographically based method has been developed to quantify volume flow rate by surface integration of velocity vectors (SIVV). Electrocardiographic-gated color Doppler images acquired in two orthogonal planes were used to estimate volume flow rate through a bowl-shaped surface at a given time and distance from the probe. To provide in vitro validation, the method was tested in a hydraulic model representing a pulsatile flow system with a restrictive orifice. Accurate estimates of stroke volume (+/- 10%) were obtained in a window between 1.2 and 1.6 cm proximal to the orifice, just before the region of prestenotic acceleration. By use of the Bernoulli's equation, the estimated flows were used to generate pressure gradient waveforms across the orifice, which agreed well with the measured flows. To demonstrate in vivo applicability, the SIVV method was applied retrospectively to the determination of stroke volume and subaortic flow from the apical three-chamber and five-chamber views in two patients. Stroke volume estimates along the left ventricular outflow tract showed a characteristic similar to that in the in vitro study and agreed well with those obtained by the Fick oxygen method. The region where accurate measurements can be obtained is affected by instrumental factors including Nyquist velocity limit, wall motion filter cutoff, and color flow sector angle. The SIVV principle should be useful for quantitative assessment of the severity of valvular abnormalities and noninvasive measurement of pulsatile volume flows in general.

  • 25. Tuchnitz, A
    et al.
    Schmitt, C
    von Bibra, H
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Schneider, MA
    Plewan, A
    Schörmig, A
    Non-invasive localization of accessory in patients with Wolff-Parkinson - with syndrome using myocardial doppler imaging.1999Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 12, s. 32-40Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 26.
    Voigt, Jens-Uwe
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Arnold, Martina
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Karlsson, Matts
    Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik.
    Hübbert, Laila
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken.
    Kukulski, Tomasz
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Hatle, Liv
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi.
    Sutherland, George
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi.
    Assessment of regional longitudinal myocardial strain rate derived from Doppler myocardial imaging indexes in normal and infarcted myocardium.2000Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 13, s. 588-598Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 27.
    Wilkenshoff, UM
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Hatle, Liv
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Sovany, A
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken.
    Sutherland, George R
    Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Kardiologi. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärtcentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken.
    Age-dependent changes in regional diastolic function evaluated by color Doppler myocardial imaging: A comparison with pulsed Doppler indexes of global function.2001Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 14, nr 10, s. 959-969Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The goals of this study were to evaluate possible normal age-related changes in regional myocardial relaxation as detected by color Doppler myocardial imaging (CDMI) velocities and to compare the extent of any such changes with age-induced changes in global diastolic function. In 80 healthy subjects (aged 21 to 72 years, equally subdivided by decades) the mitral flow velocities in early diastole (E) and atrial contraction (A) were recorded as were the velocities of left ventricular (W) motion of early (EDV) and late diastole (LDV) in the 16 standard LV segments, and their ratios were calculated. in healthy persons younger than 40 years, all segments showed an EDV/LDV ratio > 1, whereas in healthy persons aged 40 years or older the mean EDV of all segments decreased, and the mean LDV increased, resulting in a significant decrease of the mean EDV/LDV ratio with age. Values of EDV/LDV ratios were higher than E/A ratios (P < .0001), but their changes with age correlated well with each other (r = 0.805). With increasing age, an EDV/LDV ratio <1 was observed more often in basal segments (P < .001, compared with mid and apical segments) and less often in segments of anteroseptal and posterior walls viewed from the parasternal window. The presence of > 50% segments with an EDV/LDV ratio <1 was associated with an E/A ratio <1. Regional diastolic function indexes as evaluated by CDMI changed with increasing age in a heterogeneous way and influenced global diastolic function parameters.

  • 28.
    Wilkenshoff, Ursula M.
    et al.
    Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Berlin Germany .
    Sovany, Agnes
    Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Berlin Germany .
    Wigström, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Olstad, Björn
    Lindström, Lena
    County Hospital Ryhov, Department of Clinical Physiology, Jönköping.
    Engvall, Jan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Janerot-Sjöberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Hatle, Liv
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Trondheim Norway .
    Sutherland, George R.
    St George's Hospital, London, Department of Cardiology, London United Kingdom .
    Regional mean systolic myocardial velocity estimation by real-time color Doppler Myocardial Imaging: A new technique for quantifying regional systolic function1998Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 11, nr 7, s. 683-692Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    A new color Doppler myocardial imaging (CDMI) system with high spatial and temporal resolution and novel postprocessing modalities has been developed that could allow quantifiable stress echocardiography. The purpose of this study was to determine whether regional myocardial systolic velocities could be accurately and reproducibly measured both at rest and during bicycle ergometry by using CDMI. Thirty normal subjects were examined with CDMI at rest, and peak mean systolic myocardial velocities (MSV) were measured for 34 predetermined left ventricular myocardial segments. Interobserver variability and intraobserver variability were established for all segments. Submaximal bicycle ergometry was performed in 20 normal subjects by using standardized weight-related increases in workload. MSV were measured at each step of exercise for 16 left ventricular stress echo segments. At rest, a base-apex gradient in regional MSV was recorded with highest longitudinal shortening velocities at the base. A similar pattern was noted for circumferential shortening MSV. Measurements were predictable and highly reproducible with low interobserver and intraobserver variability for 26 of 34 segments. Reproducibility was poor for basal anteroseptal segments in all views and mid anterior, anteroseptal, and septal segments in the short-axis views. During exercise, mid and basal segments of all walls showed a significant increase of MSV between each workload step and for apical segments between alternate steps. The resting base-apex velocity gradient observed at rest remained in all walls throughout ergometry. Thus a CDMI system with improved spatial and temporal resolution and postprocessing analysis modalities provided reproducible and accurate quantification of segmental left ventricular circumferential and longitudinal contraction both at rest and during exercise.

  • 29. Xiong, Changsheng
    et al.
    Sjöberg, Birgitta Janero
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Sveider, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik.
    Ask, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicinsk teknik, Fysiologisk mätteknik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Loyd, Dan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Mekanisk värmeteori och strömningslära. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Wranne, Bengt
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och vård, Klinisk fysiologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Problems in timing of respiration with the nasal thermistor technique.1993Inngår i: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ISSN 0894-7317, E-ISSN 1097-6795, Vol. 6, nr 2, s. 210-216Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    When one analyzes transvalvular and venous flow velocity patterns, it is important to relate them to respiration. For this reason a nasal thermistor technique is often used, although it is known that this signal is delayed in relation to intrathoracic pressure changes. The magnitude and variation in delay have not been investigated previously and were, therefore, studied in a model experiment in 10 normal subjects, in 10 patients with obstructive, and in 10 patients with restrictive pulmonary disease. Esophageal pressure variations measured with an air-filled balloon served as a gold standard for intrathoracic pressure changes. During basal conditions there was, for both patient groups and normal subjects, a considerable delay of the thermistor signal. The average delay for all subjects was 370 msec with a wide variation (from 120 to 720 msec). At higher breathing frequencies the delay shortened to 310 msec (P < 0.01) but there was still a wide variation (ranging from 200 to 470 msec). Theoretic calculations show that the delay caused by the respiratory system accounts for only a minor portion of the total delay. Model experiments confirmed that the response characteristics of the thermistor probes limit the accuracy in timing of respiration. The total delay with the investigated thermistor technique is too long and variable to fulfil clinical demands.

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