TITLE

Heterogeneity of regional systolic function detected by tissue Doppler imaging is linked to impaired global left ventricular relaxation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Kato, T. S.; Izawa, H.; Komamura, K.; Noda, A.; Asano, H.; Nagata, K.; Hashimoto, S.; Oda, N.; Kamiya, C.; Kanzaki, H.; Hashimura, K.; Ueda, H. I.; Murohara, T.; Kitakaze, M.; Yokota, M.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2008, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p1302
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To evaluate regional and global left ventricular (LV) function and LV wall thickness (LVVVT) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Design and setting: Observational study at the National Cardiovascular Centre and Nagoya University Hospital in Japan. Participants: Thirty-six patients with HCM and 16 patients with hypertensive LV hypertrophy (LVH). Main outcome measures: Conventional echocardiography and strain rate (SR) imaging derived from tissue Doppler imaging were performed. Systolic strain (ϵ[subsys]) peak systolic SR (SR[subsys), peak early diastolic SR (SR[subdia]) and LW\/T were obtained from eight LV segments. LV pressure was simultaneously recorded with a high-fidelity microma nometer. Results: The regional ϵ[subsys] and SR[subsys] were correlated with LV\i\/T in patients with HCM (r = 0.50, p<0.001 and r = 0.63, p<0.001, respectively) but not in patients with hypertensive LVH. The standard deviations of LVV\/T, ϵ[subsys] and SR[subsys] obtained from the eight LV segments of each subject were greater for patients with HCM than for patients with hypertensive LVH. The standard deviation of LVWT was correlated with those of ϵ[subsys] and SR[subsys] (r = 0.55, p<0.001 and r = 0.56, p<0.001, respectively). The standard deviations of LVVVT, ϵ[subsys] and SR[subsys] were correlated with tau )r = 0.35, p<0.05; r = 0.47, p<0.00l; and r = 0.39, p<0.005, respectively). Conclusions: Heterogeneity of regional LV systolic function detected by SR imaging is in part attributable to heterogeneity of LVH and may be linked to impaired global LV relaxation in HCM.
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34640372

 

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