Alterations in left ventricular function assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography and the clinical utility of cardiac troponin I in survivors of high-voltage electrical injury.

@article{Kim2009AlterationsIL,
  title={Alterations in left ventricular function assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography and the clinical utility of cardiac troponin I in survivors of high-voltage electrical injury.},
  author={Seong Hwan Kim and Goo Yeong Cho and Min-Kyu Kim and Woo-Jung Park and Jong-Hyun Kim and Hong Euy Lim and Sang Yup Lim and C. -S. Shin},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          1282-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There has been limited study regarding the effects of high-voltage electrical injury on left ventricular (LV) function, as well as the clinical utility of using cardiac troponin I (cTnI) to assess such injuries. We investigated changes in LV function by using two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging, and we also studied the clinical utility of cTnI for predicting myocardial damage in survivors of high-voltage electrical injury. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Burn care… CONTINUE READING
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