Systematic Assessment of the Impact of Ultrasound-Enhancing Agents upon Measurements of Cardiac Size and Function by Echocardiography
作者: Sachiyo IgataMegan KraushaarMonet StrachanJanet I. MaMarin NishimuraAjit RaisinghaniDaniel G. BlanchardAnthony N. DeMaria
作者单位: 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
刊名: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2020, Vol.33 (3), pp.313-321
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2019.09.019
关键词: Enhanced echocardiographyUltrasound-enhancing agentLV volumesLV functionBland-Altman analysis
英文摘要: Background(#br)Echocardiography with an ultrasound-enhancing contrast agent (CON) is a powerful tool for identifying the endocardial border. However, the precise relationship of measurements obtained from CON to the reference values of two-dimensional unenhanced echocardiography (BASL) remains undefined, especially regarding wall thickness. The aim of this study was to systematically determine the differences between unenhanced and enhanced images for a broad range of left ventricular (LV) measurements and to define reference values for the relationship between the two methods.(#br)Methods(#br)We examined the echocardiograms of 624 consecutive patients in whom CON was performed for clinical indications. We excluded 192 patients in whom studies were technically difficult for measurement by...
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