Assessment of left ventricular myocardial systolic acceleration in diabetic rats using velocity vector imaging.


OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate how the myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction changed in rats with diabetic cardiomyopathy and a normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by using velocity vector imaging. METHODS Velocity vector imaging was performed in 12 control rats and 15 rats with streptozotocin-induced… (More)
DOI: 10.7863/ultra.33.5.875

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