Doppler imaging predicts cardiac events in chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.

@article{Shiina2009DopplerIP,
  title={Doppler imaging predicts cardiac events in chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.},
  author={Yumi Shiina and Nobusada Funabashi and KwangHo Lee and Masao Daimon and Tai Sekine and Miyuki Kawakubo and Yukiko Sekine and Maiko Takahashi and Rei Yajima and Yu Wakatsuki and Nobuhiro Tanabe and Takayuki Kuriyama and Issei Komuro},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={133 2},
  pages={167-72}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated whether right ventricular (RV) diastolic dysfunction assessed by pulsed tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) predicts cardiac events in patients with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE). MATERIALS AND METHODS In 63 consecutive patients with CPTE, early diastolic myocardial velocity (Ea) at the tricuspid annulus by TDI and early diastolic tricuspid inflow (E) by conventional pulsed Doppler were obtained, and E/Ea was calculated as an indicator of RV diastolic dysfunction… CONTINUE READING

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