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

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.