alexa Regional and global right ventricular function in healthy individuals aged 20-90 years: a pulsed Doppler tissue imaging study: Umeå General Population Heart Study.


Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

Author(s): Lindqvist P, Waldenstrm A, Henein M, Mrner S, Kazzam E

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Abstract The aim of the present study was to describe regional and global right ventricular (RV) function in a wide age range of healthy subjects of both sexes. We studied 255 (125 females) healthy individuals randomly selected from the Umeå General Population Register, age 58 +/- 19 (range 22-89) years. RV function was studied using myocardial tissue Doppler imaging of the RV free wall. Isovolumic contraction (IVCv), systolic (Sv), early (Ev), and late (Av) diastolic velocities were measured. Furthermore, isovolumic periods and ejection time intervals were also measured. Conventional Doppler was used to study RV global filling properties. While systolic myocardial velocities were conserved over age, there was a decrease in myocardial E/A ratio with increasing age (r =-0.67, P < 0.001, for base) taken from the RV free wall. A similar age relation was found in RV global filling velocities with a reduced tricuspid E/A ratio (r =-0.57, P < 0.001). Furthermore, a significant correlation was found between global and regional E/A ratios at the basal (r = 0.58, P
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2005.04023.x
  • This article was published in Echocardiography and referenced in Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

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