In vivo viscoelasticity estimation of myocardium

  • H. Kanai
  • Published 2005 in IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, 2005.


Though myocardial viscoelasticity is essential in the evaluation of heart diastolic properties, it has never been noninvasively measured in vivo. By the ultrasonic measurement of the myocardial motion, we have already found that some pulsive waves are spontaneously excited by aortic-valve closure (AVC) at end-systole (T0). In this study, a sparse sector… (More)


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