Impaired left ventricular myocardial mechanics and their relation to pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular enlargement and exercise capacity in asymptomatic children after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

@article{Fernandes2012ImpairedLV,
  title={Impaired left ventricular myocardial mechanics and their relation to pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular enlargement and exercise capacity in asymptomatic children after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.},
  author={Fernanda Pelegrino Fernandes and Cedric Manlhiot and Susan Lucy Roche and Lars Grosse-Wortmann and Cameron Slorach and Brian W McCrindle and Luc Mertens and Paul Fraser Kantor and Mark Kevin Friedberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={494-503}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is common in adults late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The early detection of myocardial dysfunction may be important, but LV myocardial strain and dyssynchrony are not well studied in children with TOF. The objective of this study was to investigate LV strain and dyssynchrony in asymptomatic children and adolescents after contemporary repair of TOF. The hypothesis was that impaired LV myocardial mechanics are related to pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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