Evaluation of Right Ventricular Systolic Function after Mitral Valve Repair: A Two-Dimensional Doppler, Speckle-Tracking, and Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Study
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 04/30/2012
Maffessanti F et al. – Although 3D ejection fraction was preserved after surgery, in agreement with the lack of evidence of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, two–dimensional indices showed a functional loss in the longitudinal direction. Fractional area change, as a combination of radial and longitudinal properties, was slightly decreased. Speckle–tracking echocardiography could constitute a useful approach to relate local and space–dependent changes to the global RV function.