Tissue Doppler echocardiography can be used to measure myocardial velocity data by using the Doppler shift data of ultrasound waves. Two methods have recently been described to calculate velocity data: pulsed tissue Doppler and color-coded tissue Doppler. This article focuses on color- coded tissue Doppler data to evaluate left ventricular systolic function. Technical considerations and validation studies are reviewed. Potential clinical applications of color-coded tissue Doppler are presented, including dobutamine stress echocardiography, assessment of left ventricular ejection dynamics using mitral annular velocity, and tissue Doppler assessment of cardiac transplant rejection.
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
- Left ventricular function
- Tissue Doppler