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Assessment of Fetal Myocardial Deformation Using Speckle Tracking Techniques.
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PMID:  22626849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To report the current status of speckle tracking techniques in evaluation of fetal myocardial deformation. Methods: A variety of non-Doppler ultrasound methods are available using offline analysis of standard four-chamber and short axis views of the heart. Results: Most reports have used techniques developed for the measurement of strain and strain rate in the adult heart and produced conflicting descriptions of gestational changes in strain. Myocardial velocities usually reflect mean modal velocities and are lower than the peak velocities obtained using Doppler techniques. Conclusions: In the fetus, most current methods of acquisition result in frame rates that are too low, and the fetal heart size is too small to achieve reliable measures of fetal myocardial deformation.
Ioannis Germanakis; Helena Gardiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.
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