Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricle Torsion by Tissue Doppler and Velocity Vector Imaging

Ojaghi-Haghighi, Zahra and Alizadehasl, Azin and Mostafavi, Atoosa and Moladoust, Hassan and Naderi, Nasim and Noohi, Feridoun and Maleki, Majid and Nikseresht, Vahid (2014) Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricle Torsion by Tissue Doppler and Velocity Vector Imaging. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics, 11 (Issue). pp. 276-283.

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Introduction Left ventricular (LV) twist is believed to store potential energy and plays an important role in generating diastolic suction. Recent advances in echocardiography techniques have allowed quantification of LV twist. The aim of the present study was to compare LV twist and torsion in healthy human subjects determined by velocity vector imaging (VVI) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) at rest. Materials and Methods All volunteers (72 healthy subjects) underwent complete echocardiographic study and LV torsional parameters were assessed using VVI or TDI methods. LV rotation at apical and basal short-axis levels was calculated throughout cardiac cycle and LV twist was defined as net difference between rotation angles of the two levels. The LV torsion was calculated as the LV twist divided by the LV end-diastolic length. Results Twist degree was significantly lower in the VVI group than the TDI group (11.4±2.4º vs.14.1±3.0º, p<0.001), but when LV twist was normalized by LV end-diastolic length, there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (1.9±0.7 º/cm vs. 2.1±0.6 º/cm, p=0.142). Conclusion Normalized LV twist or LV torsion values were comparable for both imaging techniques (TDI and VVI methods). Results suggest that these methods may be interchanged for serial assessment, but needs additional studies and preferably larger populations to confirm it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Medical Physics
Depositing User: ijmp ijmp
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:17
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:17

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