Evaluation of left ventricular systolic function with pulsed wave tissue Doppler in rheumatic mitral stenosis


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GÜVEN S., ŞEN T. , TÜFEKÇİOĞLU O., GÜCÜK E., UYGUR B., KAHRAMAN E.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.21, no.1, pp.33-38, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.a2013.0058
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-38

Abstract

Background: Mitral stenosis (MS) is still the most common complication of acute rheumatic fever in Turkey. Rheumatic carditis affects not only cardiac valves but also myocardium. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the subclinical left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and contraction of short and long axial circumferential and longitudinal fibers by pulsed wave tissue Doppler in rheumatic MS patients who have preserved LV systolic function in 2D echocardiography.