Color Doppler myocardial imaging: a new technique for the assessment of myocardial function

G R Sutherland, M J Stewart, K W Groundstroem, C M Moran, A Fleming, F J Guell-Peris, R A Riemersma, L N Fenn, K A Fox, W N McDicken

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Abstract

Color Doppler myocardial imaging is a new technique that has been developed specifically to allow color Doppler imaging of myocardial wall motion rather than blood pool imaging. Such a technique has the potential to interrogate velocities, accelerations, and Doppler signal strength within the myocardial wall. Moreover, the concomitant enhancement of the myocardial Doppler signal after an intravenous injection of a transpulmonary echocardiographic contrast agent could permit the noninvasive assessment of regional myocardial perfusion. Thus this new imaging modality could be a valuable adjunct to the ultrasound assessment of myocardial ischemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-58
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of The American Society of Echocardiography
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1994

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Contrast Media
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Heart
  • Humans
  • Models, Structural
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Swine

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