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Tissue Doppler imaging in different locations of the mitral annulus: all different or all the same?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgão oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
303–311
Identifiers
PMID: 10804777
Source
Medline
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Abstract

1--The assessment of the mitral annulus motion with tissue Doppler imaging is dependent on the site selected for study. 2--The septal site was the one that showed the highest correlation and concordance between pulsed wave Doppler and tissue Doppler. 3--The relative number of normal versus abnormal sites was determinant of the transmitral pattern. 4--Tissue Doppler imaging identified: a) among patients until now classified as normal diastolic function, a subgroup of patients with abnormal function in some sites of the annulus and b) among patients with abnormal relaxation, a subgroup with normal diastolic function in some sites of the annulus.

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