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Spirito-Maron Echocardiographic Score: A Marker for Morphological and Physiological Assessment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  24460546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The heterogeneous distribution of hypertrophy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) limits the echocardiographic conventional measurements accuracy in the evaluation of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The aim of this study was to assess the correlation of the echocardiographic Spirito-Maron score (SMS) with left ventricle (LV) mass quantification by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and with LV diastolic function.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Left ventricle diastolic function parameters, SMS, LV mass (American Society of Echocardiography formula), and maximal wall thickness (MWT) were evaluated by two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography. The SMS was obtained by adding the MWT of 4 LV segments, at the mitral valve or papillary muscles short-axis views. Echocardiographic parameters of LVH, including SMS, were correlated with LV mass obtained by CMR and with E/e' ratio. We included 45 patients (60% male, mean age 48 ± 18 years), who underwent 2D echocardiography. Twenty-two of them performed a CMR study. A positive correlation was found between SMS and CMR LV mass (r = 0.80; P < 0.001), whereas MWT (r = 0.62; P = 0.002) and the 2D LV mass (r = 0.60; P = 0.011) presented a lower correlation with CMR LV mass. The SMS was significantly correlated with E/e' ratio (r = 0.60; P = 0.007), whereas a nonsignificant correlation was found with MWT (r = 0.41; P = 0.081) and 2D LV mass (r = 0.22; P = 0.400).
CONCLUSION: Spirito-Maron score presents a highly positive correlation with CMR LV mass and with diastolic dysfunction severity in HCM patients. SMS is a reliable quantitative LVH measurement method and seems to provide more comprehensive morphological and physiological information than 2D echocardiographic conventional parameters used to estimate LVH.
Inês Rangel; Alexandra Gonçalves; Carla de Sousa; Ana Sofia Correia; Teresa Pinho; António José Madureira; Elisabete Martins; José Silva Cardoso; Filipe Macedo; Maria Júlia Maciel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-27     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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