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Summary of Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults by Echocardiography

  • Nehzat Akiash
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Abstract

The evaluation of cardiac chamber size and function remains the key role of the echocardiography which is the most commonly used cardiac imaging modality.

As the size and function of the cardiac chamber is important for clinical decision making, these method of quantification should be standard and be based on the latest recommendations.

In this chapter we have summarized the correct measurement of the size and function of the cardiac chambers, Aorta and Inferior Vena Cava.

Keywords

Cardiac chamber quantification Echocardiography Body surface area Doppler tissue imaging End-diastolic volume Ejection fraction End-systolic volume Fractional area change Global longitudinal strain 

Abbreviations

2D

Two-dimensional

2DE

Two-dimensional echocardiography

3D

Three-dimensional

3DE

Three-dimensional echocardiography

BSA

Body surface area

CMR

Cardiac magnetic resonance

DTI

Doppler tissue imaging

EDV

End-diastolic volume

EF

Ejection fraction

ESV

End-systolic volume

FAC

Fractional area change

GLS

Global longitudinal strain

I-I

Inner edge–to–Inner edge

IVC

Inferior vena cava

LA

Left atrial

L-L

Leading edge–to– Leading edge

LV

Left ventricular

M-mode

Motion mode

RA

Right atrial

RIMP

Right ventricular index of myocardial performance

RV

Right ventricular

TAPSE

Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion

TTE

Transthoracic echocardiography

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nehzat Akiash
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  1. 1.Atherosclerosis Research CenterAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran

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