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Recent Advances in Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Anatomy, Perfusion, and Function

MOR-AVI, VICTOR PhD; LANG, ROBERTO M. MD

Section Editor(s): Ryan, Thomas

Echocardiology
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This article provides a brief overview of several recently developed, emerging technologies and discusses their potential uses on clinical grounds. These new technologies include three-dimensional imaging, objective automated evaluation of ventricular function with acoustic quantification, assessment of regional ventricular performance using color kinesis and tissue Doppler imaging, harmonic imaging, and power Doppler imaging. Our hope is that readers will gain a better understanding of the principles underlying these technological advances, which will help them to integrate these new techniques efficiently into their clinical practices.

Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Date of acceptance: January 31, 2001.

Address reprint requests to: Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, and Roberto M. Lang, MD, University of Chicago, MC 5084, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.