Novel Echocardiography Methods in the Functional Assessment of the Newborn Heart.

@article{Breatnach2016NovelEM,
  title={Novel Echocardiography Methods in the Functional Assessment of the Newborn Heart.},
  author={Colm R. Breatnach and Philip Thaler Levy and Adam T James and Orla M Franklin and Afif Faisal El-Khuffash},
  journal={Neonatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={248-260}
}
Echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit has led to improvements in our ability to assess the neonatal heart in health and disease. Advances in neonatal cardiac imaging have provided the capability to obtain quantitative information that often supersedes the qualitative information provided by conventional methods. Novel quantitative measures of function include the assessment of the velocity of muscle tissue movement during systole and diastole using tissue Doppler velocity imaging… CONTINUE READING