Global longitudinal cardiac strain and strain rate for assessment of fetal cardiac function: novel experience with velocity vector imaging.


BACKGROUND Cardiac strain and strain rate are new methods to quantitate fetal cardiac function. Doppler-based techniques are regional measurements limited by angle of insonation. Newer feature-tracking algorithms permit angle independent measurements from two-dimensional datasets. This report describes the novel measurement of global strain, strain rate… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00761.x

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