Echocardiographic Studies in Patients, with Preexcitation Syndrome

  • H. Taegtmeyer
  • L. E. Teichholz
Conference paper
Part of the Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin book series (VDGINNERE, volume 81)


The pioneering work of Edler in Sweden [1] and Eifert in Germany [2] has made echocardiography a widely used tool to detect structural and functional abnormalities of the human heart. The reflection of pulsed ultrasound waves is unique in its ability to record the motion of intracardiac structures noninvasively. High quality recordings of the contractile pattern of the left ventricular posterior wall, the motion of the interventricular septum and the mitral valve leaflets are examples for the great diagnostic value of echocardiography [3]. Because in patients with Preexcitation Syndrome (PES) disturbed patterns of contraction of the heart have been reported in the literature [4, 5], we examined an unselected group of those patients with conventional echocardiographic methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Taegtmeyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. E. Teichholz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Div., Dept. of Med.Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Div. of Cardiology, Dept. of Med.Mount Sinai School of Med.New YorkUSA

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