Lena Lindström

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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(More)
The present study sought to investigate the effects of preexercise stretching on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), i.e. soreness, tenderness and loss of muscle force, that usually occurs after strenuous or unaccustomed eccentric exercise. Ten female volunteers performed 10 sets of 10 maximal isokinetic eccentric contractions for knee flexion with both(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate new echocardiographic modes in the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University Hospital. SUBJECTS 15 patients with ARVC and a control group of 25 healthy subjects. METHODS Transthoracic echocardiography included cross sectional measurements of(More)
Diastolic dysfunction is an important cause of cardiac heart failure. To date detailed assessment of diastolic left ventricular (LV) function has required invasive methods which are impractical in the clinical routine. The prevailing non-invasive method has been Doppler echocardiography with use of mitral inflow and pulmonary vein inflow parameters,(More)
AIMS Mitral atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) provides information about left ventricular systolic function. M-mode of systolic annulus amplitude or tissue Doppler imaging of systolic annulus velocity are the current methods of evaluating AVPD. A correlation to ejection fraction (EF) has been demonstrated in patients with coronary artery disease(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular involvement in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a common finding in autopsy studies. In clinical studies using myocardial scintigraphy, MRI and echocardiography, contradictory results have been reported. In this study, we therefore investigated a group of 15 patients with ARVC using thallium-201 (Tl)(More)
AIM To study patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and describe different echocardiographic parameters and their change over time during almost 10 years follow-up period. METHODS Fifteen patients (9 male, 6 female), aged 22-58 years (mean 40) with a diagnosis of ARVC, were followed up for a period of 6-10 years (mean 8.7).(More)
Abnormal right heart function after cardiac surgery is a well-known finding. Inadequate preservation during the operation and restricted cardiac motion due to pericardial adhesions have been proposed as underlying mechanisms. This study focuses on the impact of a pericardial substitute implantation on right ventricular function, using echocardiography and(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of the heart have been used for some years, but there are few tools available to quantify cardiac motion. A method has been developed that creates an M-mode MRI image, analogous to the one used in echocardiography, to display motion along a line as a function of time. The M-mode image is created from MRI images(More)