[Echocardiographic tissue Doppler imaging analysis of the systolic and early diastolic velocities of the mitral annulus motion in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and in top-level athletes].

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Echocardiographic Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) has been proposed for the differentiation of pathological left ventricular hypertrophy (e. g. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM) and physiologic left ventricular hypertrophy (athlete's heart). The aim of this study was the TDI analysis of the systolic (S') and early diastolic (E… CONTINUE READING