Left ventricular hypertrophy causes different changes in longitudinal, radial, and circumferential mechanics in patients with hypertension: a two-dimensional speckle tracking study.

@article{Kouzu2011LeftVH,
  title={Left ventricular hypertrophy causes different changes in longitudinal, radial, and circumferential mechanics in patients with hypertension: a two-dimensional speckle tracking study.},
  author={Hidemichi Kouzu and Satoshi Yuda and Atsuko Muranaka and Takahiro Doi and Hitomi Yamamoto and Shinya Shimoshige and Mamoru Hase and Akiyoshi Hashimoto and Shigeyuki Saitoh and Kazufumi Tsuchihashi and Tetsuji Miura and Naoki Watanabe and Kazuaki Shimamoto},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={192-9}
}
BACKGROUND Systolic reserve is an important compensatory mechanism against increasing afterload. Although longitudinal systolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction has been reported in hypertensive hearts, radial and circumferential function has not been fully examined. The aim of this study was to investigate three-directional systolic function and its relationships with left ventricular geometry in asymptomatic hypertensive patients using two-dimensional speckle-tracking imaging… CONTINUE READING