5.2 Transthoracic echocardiography
Echocardiography is a term used here to refer to all cardiac ultrasound imaging techniques, including two-dimensional/three-dimensional echocardiography, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler, colour flow Doppler, tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) contrast echocardiography and deformation imaging (strain and strain rate).
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the method of choice for assessment of myocardial systolic and diastolic function of both left and right ventricles.
5.4 Stress echocardiography
Exercise or pharmacological stress echocardiography may be used for the assessment of inducible ischaemia and/or myocardium viability and in some clinical scenarios of patients with valve disease (e.g. dynamic mitral regurgitation, low-flow–low-gradient aortic stenosis).There are also suggestions that stress echocardiography may allow the detection of diastolic dysfunction related to exercise exposure in patients with exertional dyspnoea, preserved LVEF and inconclusive diastolic parameters at rest.
Ecocardiografia 2D, 3D, Strain, Doppler Tecidual, Estresse…
O pacote completo da ecocardiografia na cardiologia.