GRADIENTS IN RADIAL STRAIN ACROSS THE CARDIAC WALL STUDIED WITH EPICARDIAL ULTRASOUND


D'hooge J., Missant C., Claus P., Rex S., Eroglu E., Rademakers F. E., ...More

IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 3 - 06 October 2006, pp.748-749 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ultsym.2006.199
  • City: Vancouver
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-749
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Differences in radial deformation characteristics across the myocardial wall have been studied extensively in order to better understand cardiac mechanics and (patho-)physiology. To date, transmural gradients have typically been determined by invasive techniques as accurate non-invasive assessment remains a technical challenge. However, invasive methods require pericardial opening which is generally known to affect cardiac mechanics.