Is tissue Doppler echocardiography the Holy Grail for the intensivist?

  title={Is tissue Doppler echocardiography the Holy Grail for the intensivist?},
  author={Jan Poelaert and Carl D V K Roosens},
  journal={Critical Care},
  pages={135 - 135}
Assessment of left ventricular diastolic function in the critically ill patient remains a difficult issue in clinical practice. Combined use of routine transmitral and pulmonary venous Doppler patterns in conjunction with tissue Doppler imaging have been claimed to allow bedside diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction. Although in the previous issue of Critical Care it was clearly demonstrated there might be a difference in load dependency of the early myocardial tissue Doppler velocity between… CONTINUE READING

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