In the recent past, new ultrasound technologies, such as three-dimensional echocardiography and strain imaging echocardiography, raised up in clinical practice leading to a better assessment of cardiac morphology and performance. These tools may assess regional cardiac mechanics, detecting clinical and subclinical myocardial dysfunction in different settings such as ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and heart valve diseases. Interesting results derive from patients affected from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Particularly, the mentioned techniques are progressively redefining the role of echocardiography in diagnostic evaluation of HCM variants such as apical HCM, detection of the underlying conditions of increased wall thickness, assessment of subclinical myocardial impairment, and potentially refine risk stratification and prognosis. In this review, we describe the clinical uses of these methodologies and the perspective application in HCM patients.
|Titolo:||Echocardiographic advances in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Three-dimensional and strain imaging echocardiography|
Inciardi, Riccardo Maria [Writing – Original Draft Preparation]
CICOIRA, Mariantonietta [Writing – Review & Editing]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|