Four-dimensional blood flow-specific markers of LV dysfunction in dilated cardiomyopathy
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, 08/17/2012
Eriksson J et al. – Despite equivalent left ventricular (LV)stroke volume (SV), heart failure (HF) patients with mild LV remodelling demonstrate altered diastolic flow routes through the LV and impaired preservation of inflow kinetic energy at pre–systole compared with healthy subjects. These unique flow–specific changes in the flow route and energetics are detectable despite clinical compensation, and may prove useful as subclinical markers of LV dysfunction.