Effects of therapeutic hypothermia on left ventricular function assessed by ultrasound imaging.

@article{Espinoza2013EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of therapeutic hypothermia on left ventricular function assessed by ultrasound imaging.},
  author={Andreas Espinoza and Viesturs Kerans and Anders Opdahl and Helge Skulstad and Per Steinar Halvorsen and Jan Fredrik Bugge and E. Ray Fosse and Thor Edvardsen},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={1353-63}
}
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia is used after cardiac arrest. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of therapeutic hypothermia on left ventricular (LV) function assessed by ultrasonic imaging. METHODS In 10 pigs, LV volumes, ejection fractions, and longitudinal strain were measured using two-dimensional echocardiography. Midwall fractional shortening and end-systolic wall stress were calculated. Wall thickness was continuously measured using an epicardial ultrasonic… CONTINUE READING

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