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Quantitative Analysis Of Regional Myocardial Performance In Coronary Artery Disease
Author(s): Douglas K. Stewart; Harold T. Dodge; Morris Frimer
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Paper Abstract

The systolic ejection fraction has been the standard method for assessing left ventricular performance. However, it is evident that this measure of overall ventricular performance does not fully describe abnormalities in local myocardial performance characteristic of coronary artery disease. For example, areas of hypokinesis can frequently be found in subjects with normal ejection fraction. Several methods have been proposed for the study of local wall motion based on the change in the length of chords drawn to the endocardial silhouette from left ventricular single or bi-plane angiograms (1,2,3,4,5,6,7). More recently, Welch has suggested that the extent of local wall motion at midsystole is more often abnormal than the total shortening at end sys-stole in ischemic heart disease (8).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0072, Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice, (11 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954658
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas K. Stewart, University of Washington (United States)
Harold T. Dodge, University of Washington (United States)
Morris Frimer, University of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0072:
Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice
Donald C. Harrison; Harry A. Miller, Editor(s)

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