The Tissue doppler analysis is a new echocardiographic approach to evaluate the diastolic function. In this report we performed a Tissue doppler analysis in a series of 15 children affected by non-compaction. The bidimensional echo-cardiogram showed a systolic function which was reduced only in 8 patients. Alterations of the diastolic function were founded in 7 patients: in 2 cases, a reduction of the E tissue wave was present in all segments. In 3 patients the diastolic dysfunction was limited to apical and lateral segments. In the last 2 children a reduction of the E wave interested only the apical segments. There was a strong correlation between systolic and diastolic dysfunction: in fact all patients with diastolic dysfunction also presented a severe reduction of the systolic function.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine