Abnormal segmental relaxation patterns in hypertensive disease and symptomatic diastolic dysfunction detected by strain echocardiography.

@article{Pavlopoulos2008AbnormalSR,
  title={Abnormal segmental relaxation patterns in hypertensive disease and symptomatic diastolic dysfunction detected by strain echocardiography.},
  author={Harry Pavlopoulos and Petros Nihoyannopoulos},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          899-906
        }
}
BACKGROUND An abnormal segmental relaxation pattern exists as an early sign of diastolic dysfunction (DD), detectable by strain (S) echocardiography. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the relation of segmental relaxation patterns with longitudinal systolic function and symptomatic DD in patients with hypertension (HTN). METHODS We evaluated 30 healthy volunteers and 78 volunteers with HTN, divided as follows: (1) patients without DD (n: 28); (2) patients with… CONTINUE READING

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