Published in Cardiovascular Week, December 5th, 2005
Study 1: Noninvasive assessment of ventricular force-frequency relations in the univentricular circulation by tissue Doppler echocardiography is a novel method of assessing myocardial performance in congenital heart disease.
Researchers in Canada conducted a study "to describe the first clinical application of a novel tissue Doppler derived index of contractility, isovolumic acceleration (IVA), in the assessment of the ventricular myocardial force-frequency relation (FFR) in the univentricular heart (UVH)."
M.M. Cheung and colleagues of the...
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