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Reconstruction of 3-dimensional right ventricular shape and volume from 3 orthogonal planes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10708466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study validates a reconstructive technique that describes 3-dimensional right ventricular (RV) shape and volume with the use of 3 standard echocardiographic planes. The volume of 24 cast models of lamb right ventricles (12 normal, 12 hypertensive) was determined by water displacement. Reconstruction of the cast shapes was calculated from 2 sets of digitized data: cast cross-sectional digitized tracings and echocardiographic cross-sectional tracings. Regional volume ratios from both data sets were assessed to quantitatively specify RV regional volume differences between normotensive and hypertensive right ventricles. This method described the 3-dimensional RV shape with no differences between reconstructed volumes and true volumes for either normotensive or hypertensive casts. Between hypertensive and normal groups, regional volume ratios yielded a difference in free wall ratios that was observed to be greater in the hypertensive cast group (P =.007).
R Munoz; E Marcus; G Palacio; K Gauvreau; D L Wessel; S D Colan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-19     Completed Date:  2000-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Corrosion Casting
Disease Models, Animal
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography*
Hypertension / complications
Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular / etiology,  ultrasonography
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
Observer Variation
Silicone Elastomers / diagnostic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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