Current echocardiographic techniques for evaluation of the right ventricle

Z. Pickure, A. Kalinin, A. Lejnieks, M. N. Alekhin

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Abstract

The review is dedicated to the new echocardiographic techniques in the assessment of right ventricular (RV) function, such as two-dimensional speckle tracking and determining the RV volume by a three-dimensional model. Subclinical changes in RV function are of great importance for the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis of multiple cardiovascular as well as non-cardiac pathologies. Two-dimensional speckle tracking allows to assess longitudinal strain of the RV myocardium and to detect pathological changes before their clinical manifestations. Three-dimensional echocardiography enables calculation of the RV ejection fraction, what was not possible before with the use of ultrasound. Currently, both methods are promising for a comprehensive assessment of RV function.

Translated title of the contributionCurrent echocardiographic techniques for evaluation of the right ventricle
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)54-64
Number of pages11
JournalKardiologiya
Volume57
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Myocardial deformation
  • Right ventricle
  • Right ventricular ejection fraction
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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