Quantitative analysis of wall motion abnormalities

  • Antonio F. Amico
  • Sabino Iliceto
  • Vito Marangelli
  • Giovanni Piccinni
  • Francesco Tota
  • Lucia Sublimi Saponetti
  • Gaetano D’ambrosio
  • Paolo Rizzon
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 113)


Two-dimensional echocardiography has emerged as being an ideal noninvasive technique for studying the mechanical consequences of acute and chronic ischemia: because of its high spatial resolution, its sampling frequency and its safety, wall motion abnormalities can be identified within seconds of the onset of the ischemia and be monitored sequentially [1]. The clinical significance of the capability of the technique is demonstrated by the close relationship between the extent of the mechanical impairment as evaluated by echocardiography and the prognosis for the patients in whom spontaneous or induced ischemia is present [2–4].


Wall Motion Left Ventricular Wall Motion Heart Movement Left Ventricle Short Axis Echocardiographic Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio F. Amico
  • Sabino Iliceto
  • Vito Marangelli
  • Giovanni Piccinni
  • Francesco Tota
  • Lucia Sublimi Saponetti
  • Gaetano D’ambrosio
  • Paolo Rizzon

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