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Recent developments in the field of echocardiography have allowed the cardiologist to objectively quantify regional and global myocardial function. Regional deformation (strain) and deformation rate(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of new quantitative echocardiographic strain and strain-rate imaging parameters to identify abnormal regional right ventricular (RV)(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the feasibility and results of Doppler tissue imaging-derived and 2-dimensional strain echocardiography-derived deformation assessment of the right ventricular (RV)(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish cardiac MRI reference values for endurance athletes and nonathletes, and study the impact of variables related to ventricular volumes and wall-mass. METHODS Three hundred(More)
BackgroundDyssynchrony of myocardial deformation is usually described in terms of variability only (e.g. standard deviations SD's). A description in terms of the spatio-temporal distribution pattern(More)