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Motion Index: a new parameter to evaluate the diastole by M-Mode imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19202517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: Heart failure with normal left ventricle (LV) ejection fraction is commonly understood as diastolic heart failure because this expression implies the presence of LV diastolic dysfunction diagnosed by specific echocardiographic findings, such as slow LV relaxation and increased LV stiffness. In this work the authors propose a new parameter named Motion Index, which is measurable by M-Mode technique and it is likely linked to diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: A patient population composed by 134 subjects was enrolled. They all were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class II. Echocardiogram carried out in all patients allowed the authors to distinguish 2 patient arms depending on the presence or absence of diastolic dysfunction, evaluated by flow Doppler and tissue Doppler. RESULTS: After carrying out every echocardiographic examination, the authors also measured the new parameter that called Motion Index, and found that it had an average value of 46 in patients with normal diastolic function and 33.5 in patients with diastolic dysfunction. This parameter did not depend on systolic dysfunction. CONCLUSIONS: Data obtained showed a statistically significant correlation between Motion Index and means of diastolic function assessed by both flow and tissue Doppler.
G Fazio; G Novo; G Evola; L Sutera; R Trapani; A Fabiano; L D'angelo; C Visconti; M Lunetta; G Indovina; F Ferrara; S Novo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Cardiology, Paolo Giaccone Policlinic, Palermo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods*
Heart Failure, Diastolic / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Function Tests
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke Volume*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / ultrasonography

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