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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.