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Assessment of Left Ventricular Hemodynamics and Function of Patients with Uremia by Vortex Formation Using Vector Flow Mapping.
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PMID:  22694735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A novel echocardiographic method, vector flow mapping (VFM), acquires velocity vector from color Doppler velocity data. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether VFM could provide useful information on intracardiac flow and helpful to evaluate left ventricular (LV) function. Thirty-eight patients with uremia undergoing hemodialysis and 30 healthy volunteers were enrolled. The maximum vector velocity, maximum diameter and duration of the intracardiac vortex were measured using VFM software during systole and diastole. The maximum vector velocity of the vortex and the peak velocities at the basal septum and lateral mitral annulus measured by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) were correlated. The maximum diameter and duration of vortex formation were significantly higher in uremic patients compared with the control group during the ejection phase (40.6 ± 7.9 cm/sec vs. 28.1 ± 3.9 cm/sec; 297.1 ± 22.1 msec vs. 145.4 ± 19.3 msec, all P < 0.001). The maximal diameters of the vortex were higher in uremic patients compared with the control group during diastole (25.6 ± 3.4 mm vs. 16.4 ± 2.1 mm; 34.3 ± 3.1 mm vs. 26.8 ± 3.9 mm; 37.5 ± 2.4 mm vs. 20.9 ± 2.1 mm; all P < 0.001). The maximum vector velocities were lower in mid-diastole and late diastole (23.6 ± 2.3 cm/sec vs. 45.2 ± 3.7 cm/sec; 31.9 ± 2.9 cm/sec vs. 54.7 ± 3.2 cm/sec, all P < 0.001). There was a correlation between the maximum vector velocity of the vortex in mid-diastole and E'/A' at the septum and lateral mitral annulus (r = 0.70, r = 0.76, P < 0.001). Vortex can be utilized to provide intracardiac dynamic information using VFM and it may be a good supplement for evaluating LV function. (Echocardiography, 2012;**:1-10).
Ran Chen; Bo-Wen Zhao; Bei Wang; Hai-Lin Tang; Peng Li; Mei Pan; Li-Long Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Echocardiography, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University College of Medicine and Sir Run Run Shaw Institute of Clinical Medicine of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
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