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Comparison of M-mode echocardiography and angiography in the evaluation of left ventricular hypertrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2947778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors analysed in a group of 82 patients with a symmetric left ventricle and a homogeneous ventricular wall thickness the reliability of M-mode echocardiography in recognizing left ventricular hypertrophy. In concentric hypertrophies, a sufficient diagnostic criterion is ventricular wall thickness. Measurement of the interventricular septum offers a better correlation with angiographic values (r = 0.609, p less than 0.001) than measurement of the posterior wall (r = 0.358, p less than 0.01); a correct diagnosis can be determined in 84%. In excentric hypertrophies, the hypertrophy must be assessed on the basis of calculating the left ventricular mass. The most accurate of echocardiographic methods proved to be the calculation according to the authors' own formula (r = 0.760, p less than 0.001), which recognizes left ventricular hypertrophy correctly in 85%. The diagnostic correctness of Teichholz' formula is 80% and of the cubic formula 74%. Fortuin's equations proved to be of no value for documenting ventricular hypertrophy. In a group of 13 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the correlation between angiographic and echocardiographic values of the left ventricular mass was very low (r = 0.534, p = 0.05).
J Hradec; M Aschermann; J Vancura; J Petrásek; J Drechslerová; A Michaljanic; V Jezek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cor et vasa     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0010-8650     ISO Abbreviation:  Cor Vasa     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-17     Completed Date:  1987-02-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372614     Medline TA:  Cor Vasa     Country:  CZECHOSLOVAKIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / standards*
Cardiomegaly / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Echocardiography / methods,  standards*
Heart Ventricles
Myocardium / pathology

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