Quantification of Regional Myocardial Deformation
Normal Characteristics & Clinical Use in Ischaemic Heart Disease
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 370
Ph.D. Dissertation


By Lieven Herbots
November 2006
Leuven University Press
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9058675556
133 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/8 x 9 1/2"
$69.50 Paper Original


1. General Introduction
1.1. Aims and outline of the thesis

2. Principles of Ultrasound Cardiac Motion and Deformation Imaging
2.1. Cardiac Microstructure and Function
2.2. Assessment of Cardiac Function with Non-invasive Imaging Techniques
2.3. Measuring Velocities
2.4. Measuring Deformation
2.5. Difference between Lagrangian and Natural Strain
2.6. Timing of Global Events
2.7. The 17 segment model

3. Myocardial Velocity Imaging: Methodology
3.1. Data Acquisition
3.2. Data Analysis

4. Comparison of SRI with Echo M-mode and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
4.1. Background
4.2. Methods
4.3. Results
4.4. Discussion
4.5. Conclusion

5. Description of Deformation Values in Healthy Volunteers and the Influence of BMI, Age and Gender
5.1. Background
5.2. Methods
5.3. Results
5.4. Discussion
5.5. Conclusion

6. Assessment of Contractile Function in Endurance Trained Athletes using Strain Rate and Strain
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Methods
6.3. Results
6.4. Discussion
6.5. Conclusions

7. Improved Regional Function After Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Transfer in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Methods
7.3. Results
7.4. Discussion
7.5. Conclusions

8. Summary and Future Perspectives

9. Nederlandstalinge Samenvatting




Cardiology


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