Comparison of left ventricular stroke volume assessment by two- and three-dimensional echocardiography in a swine model of acute myocardial infarction validated by thermodilution method.


BACKGROUND Accurate left ventricular stroke volume (LVSV) measurement is clinically important in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction. Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is expected to overcome limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). However, inaccuracy in volumetry by 3DE has often been reported hindering further… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01753.x