著作: 藤本 小百合/大木 崇/[田畑 智継]/田中 英治/[山田 博胤]/Oishi Yoshifumi/Ishimoto Takeo/[伊東 進]/Abe Yasuhiko/Kanda Ryoichi/Novel approach to the quantitation of regional left ventricular systolic and diastolic function using tissue Doppler imaging to create a myocardial velocity profile and gradient/[Circulation Journal]
(英) Novel approach to the quantitation of regional left ventricular systolic and diastolic function using tissue Doppler imaging to create a myocardial velocity profile and gradient
(英) The myocardial velocity profile (MVP) and gradient (MVG) between the endocardium and epicardium of the left ventricular (LV) wall measured by color-coded tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) are new indices for evaluating regional LV myocardial function. However, accurate recording and measurement of the MVP is difficult using conventional methodology because of the stochastic nature of the ultrasound signal; that is, the effect of speckled noise. The aim of this study was to validate the accuracy and establish the validity of a newly developed method for measuring the MVP and MVG using 10 clinically normal controls and 10 patients with a hypertensive hypertrophied LV posterior wall. A non-isotropic, averaging algorithm was developed that was capable of obtaining a stable MVP (averaged MVP). Averaged MVP was recorded using parasternal, LV short-axis, color-coded TDI, placing regions of interest along the LV posterior wall with the reference point for angle-correction being at the center of LV contraction. The velocity from epicardium to endocardium within the region of interest was automatically angle-corrected to calculate the velocity component radially relative to the LV cavity and was spatially averaged along the circumference within the region of interest. Inter- and intraobserber variabilities of measurements were lower in the averaged MVP and MVG than in the conventional MVP and MVG. The correlation coefficients of the linear regression lines of systolic and early diastolic MVPs in the LV posterior wall were higher in all controls and hypertensive patients with the averaged method than with the conventional TDI procedures. The mean peak systolic and early diastolic MVGs were lower in the hypertensive group than in the controls. In conclusion, the newly developed averaged MVP provides a stable and reproducible index for the quantitative assessment of regional LV myocardial function.
Circulation Journal([社団法人 日本循環器学会])
|年月日||必須||2003年 5月 初日|