Tissue velocities, strain, and strain rate for echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function in congenital heart disease.

@article{Friedberg2009TissueVS,
  title={Tissue velocities, strain, and strain rate for echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function in congenital heart disease.},
  author={Mark Kevin Friedberg and Luc L. Mertens},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={585-93}
}
During the last decade tissue Doppler and myocardial deformation imaging has been introduced to quantify myocardial function in patients with congenital heart disease. These methods could have potential benefits for patients where the anatomy makes it difficult to quantify ventricular function using M-mode or two-dimensional volumetric techniques. In this overview, the potential benefits as well as limitations of the techniques are discussed. Looking directly into the myocardium renders the… CONTINUE READING