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New aspects of septal function by using 1-dimensional strain and strain rate imaging.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
11
Pages
1345–1349
Identifiers
PMID: 17098137
Source
Medline

Abstract

Systolic epsilon and SR imaging indicate differences in the radial deformation in different layers of the interventricular septum, which might be explained by the complexity of the septal fiber arrays and function. It might also explain why using Doppler tissue imaging technique is limited in assessing radial myocardial septal velocities. Furthermore, these results suggest that longitudinal shortening dominates in the right ventricle whereas the radial shortening dominates in the left ventricle.

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