Restrictive left ventricular filling in hypereosinophilic syndrome as a result of partial cavity obliteration by an apical mass: A strain/strain rate study


Eroglu E. , Di Salvo G., Herbots L., Herregods M., Sutherland G.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.16, no.10, pp.1088-1090, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0894-7317(03)00510-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1088-1090

Abstract

We present a case of hypereosinophilic syndrome with a large apical mass, which markedly reduced end-systolic left ventricular cavity volume. Standard blood pool Doppler findings showed a restrictive filling pattern. However, ultrasound-derived regional strain rate and strain parameters suggested that wall deformation was not compromised, inferring that the restrictive filling pattern in this case was solely as a result of the reduction in end-systolic cavity size.