Published in Telemedicine Week, December 5th, 2006
Study 1: Ultrasonic load-stable and load-dependent indices of contractile function are determined in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD).
According to scientists in Belgium, "This study examined the influence of preload alterations on systolic right ventricular (RV) velocities and deformation indices in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD). A total of 21 patients with ASD underwent 2-dimensional echocardiography and color Doppler myocardial imaging scan before and 24 hours after transcatheter ASD closure."
B. Eyskens and colleagues,...
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