Evaluation of left atrial function in physiological and pathological left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy by real-time tri-plane strain rate imaging.

@article{Sun2009EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of left atrial function in physiological and pathological left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy by real-time tri-plane strain rate imaging.},
  author={Pin Sun and Zhi-bin Wang and Jian-xing Li and Jing Nie and Yan Li and Xiang-Qin He and Xiao-Ting Su},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={676-83}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the difference between left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy caused by primary hypertension and physiological LV hypertrophy in athletes as seen in left atrial (LA) function by real-time tri-plane strain rate imaging. HYPOTHESIS A real-time tri-plane imaging technique using the same phase of the same cardiac circle was used to synchronously demonstrate the section of apical 4-chamber, 2-chamber, and apical left ventricle long axis. METHODS We measured standard Doppler… CONTINUE READING