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Three-dimensional echocardiography in evaluation of left ventricular indices.
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PMID:  23186291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Accurate determination of left ventricular mass, volume, ejection fraction, and wall motion is important for clinical decision making. Currently, M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) have been routinely used for this purpose. Although these 1D or 2D modalities provide excellent diagnostic and prognostic information, they have a number of technical limitations including the time required to perform the procedure and operator-dependent image acquisitions. In addition, they are inherently limited by geometric assumption of three-dimensional (3D) left ventricular structures based on 2D slices. With the improvement in transducer technology and software development, 3D echocardiography (3DE) has become widely available. Left ventricular quantitation by 3DE has been demonstrated to be accurate by multiple studies that compared 3DE with reference techniques. In addition, 3DE measurements were found to be more reproducible and less variable than 2DE. Real time 3DE imaging has potential advantages in stress echocardiography including rapid acquisition, unlimited number of planes, avoidance of foreshortening, and precise segment matching. This is a major step forward in our diagnostic armamentarium for the evaluation of ischemia. In this review, we summarized the current evidence of 3DE for left ventricular evaluation. (Echocardiography 2012;29:66-75).
Hussein Yamani; Qiangjun Cai; Masood Ahmad
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
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