Noninvasive assessment of wall distensibility with the evaluation of diastolic epicardial movement.

@article{Takeda2009NoninvasiveAO,
  title={Noninvasive assessment of wall distensibility with the evaluation of diastolic epicardial movement.},
  author={Yasuharu Takeda and Yasushi Sakata and Mitsuru Higashimori and Toshiaki Mano and Mayu Nishio and Tomohito Ohtani and Masatsugu Hori and Tohru Masuyama and Makoto Kaneko and Kazuhiro Yamamoto},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={68-77}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) wall stiffening plays an important role in the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Based on the linear elastic theory, we hypothesized that the evaluation of epicardial movement during diastole is helpful for the noninvasive assessment of LV wall distensibility. METHODS AND RESULTS Based on the linear elastic theory, the epicardial movement index (EMI) was calculated on the echocardiogram as: [see text.] We calculated… CONTINUE READING

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