Longitudinal fractional shortening and its relation to diastolic cardiac function

  title={Longitudinal fractional shortening and its relation to diastolic cardiac function},
  author={A. Kurita and Hidehiko Itoh and F. Sato and Yasuhiro Ichibori and A. Yoshida},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ultrasonics},
  • A. Kurita, Hidehiko Itoh, +2 authors A. Yoshida
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
  • PurposeAlthough alterations in longitudinal systolic function have been considered the earliest sign of cardiac damage, the importance of longitudinal fractional shortening (LFS), which reflects left ventricular longitudinal contraction, has not been studied in detail. We introduce a new method of measuring LFS by echocardiography and evaluate its efficiency.MethodsOur study population consisted of 120 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), 29 healthy volunteers, and 12 patients with coronary… CONTINUE READING
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