Recent Patents on Medical Imaging

Charles Bellows  
Chief Division of General Surgery
University of New Mexico
New Mexico


Tissue Doppler Imaging in Coronary Heart Diseases and Heart Failure: An Up to Date

Author(s): Antonio Totaro, Michele Correale, Matteo Di Biase and Natale D. Brunetti

Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, “Ospedali Riuniti” OO.RR, viale L Pinto, 1. 71100 Foggia, Italy.

Keywords: Coronary artery disease, echocardiography, heart failure, tissue doppler imaging, TDI parameters.


The application of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) has shown remarkable growth in clinical practice during the past years, especially, in risk stratification of patients with coronary heart disease or heart failure (systolic and diastolic). TDI systolic velocities have been used to detect impaired systolic function in patient with coronary artery disease and heart failure. Important patents were reported in the last years. Main Future development is the application of threedimensional echocardiography with TDI and other technologies derived from TDI, as Strain, Strain Rate and Twodimensional (2D) Strain.

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Article Details

Page: [63 - 72]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/2210684704999140630130754