7. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Systolic Function

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor3,4,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor5,6,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director7,8,9 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief10,11
  1. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor5,6,
  2. Javier Ganame MD, PhD Scientist Staff Cardiologist1,2 and
  3. Bénédicte Eyskens MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Paediatrics2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch7

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

Mertens, L. L., Ganame, J. and Eyskens, B. (2009) Echocardiographic Evaluation of Systolic Function, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 4

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 5

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 6

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 9

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 10

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 11

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Leuvens, Leuven, Belgium

  2. 2

    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

  3. 5

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 6

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309

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Keywords:

  • echocardiographic systolic function evaluation;
  • cardiac systolic function mechanics;
  • cardiac function at ventricular level;
  • blood pool Doppler indices of ventricular function;
  • regional myocardial function assessment;
  • Tissue Doppler imaging in myocardial function evaluation;
  • myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction (IVA);
  • deformation imaging shortcomings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background: the mechanics of cardiac systolic function

  • Cardiac function at the ventricular level

  • Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function

  • Systolic function derived from dimensional changes

  • Blood pool Doppler indices of ventricular function

  • Assessment of regional myocardial function

  • Current clinical applications of tissue velocities

  • Deformation imaging in pediatric and congenital heart disease

  • Conclusion

  • References