Echocardiographic Measurement of Peak Rates of Left Ventricular Wall Motion in Children

Abstract

To evaluate their usefulness as indices of left ventricular(LV) function, the peak rate of change of LV diameter (ΔD/Δt) was determined in 62 normal children (N) and 15 with congestive cardiomyopathy (CCM). From digitized echocardlograms of the septum and LV posterior wall, continuous plots of LV diameter were generated and the peak ΔD/Δt computed. The peak… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197704000-00150

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