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Assessment of left ventricular function and Tei index by tissue Doppler imaging in patients with slow coronary flow.
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PMID:  19725862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess left ventricular (LV) function and the Tei index by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), and also to evaluate the relationship of thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count (TFC) with the Tei index and LV function in patients with slow coronary flow (SCF). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 50 patients with SCF and 27 control subjects. Diagnosis of SCF was made by TFC. LV systolic and diastolic function was assessed by conventional echocardiography and TDI. RESULTS: Early diastolic mitral annular velocity (Em), Em/Am, and peak systolic mitral annular velocity (Sm) were lower in patients with SCF than those in controls (13+/-2.8 cm/sec vs 15.2+/-2.8 cm/sec, P = 0.002; 0.88+/-0.22 vs 1+/-0.23, P = 0.03; and 14.1+/-3.51 vs 16.5+/-3.31, P = 0.005, respectively). In patients with SCF, the Tei index was significantly higher than that in controls (0.34+/-9.6 vs 0.29+/-9.5, P = 0.02, respectively). Mean TFC and RCA TFC were positively correlated with the Tei index (r = 0.3, P = 0.02 and r = 0.329, P = 0.02). Left circumflex (LCX) TFC was negatively correlated with Em/Am (r =-0.310, P = 0.03) only in patients with SCF. CONCLUSION: LV systolic and diastolic function is impaired in patients with SCF. TDI analysis of mitral annular velocities such as the Tei index, Em, Em/Am, and Sm is useful to assess LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction in patients with SCF. Mean TFC and RCA TFC were positively correlated with the Tei index and LCX TFC was negatively correlated with Em/Am. TDI may be better than conventional echocardiography in assessing LV function in patients with SCF.
Merih Baykan; Emre Cumhur Baykan; Salih Turan; Omer Gedikli; Sahin Kaplan; Abdulkadir Kiri??; Ismet Durmu??; S??kr?? Celik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1167-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
KTU Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Trabzon,Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Stenosis / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Elasticity Imaging Techniques / methods*
Image Enhancement / methods
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*,  ultrasonography*

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