Assessment of Left Ventricular Function by Cardiac Ultrasound

James D. Thomas*, Zoran B. Popović

*Corresponding author for this work

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Our understanding of the physical underpinnings of the assessment of cardiac function is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Recent developments in cardiac ultrasound permit exploitation of many of these newer physical concepts with current echocardiographic machines. This review will first focus on the current approach to the assessment of cardiovascular hemodynamics by cardiac ultrasound. The next focus will be the assessment of global cardiac mechanics in systole and diastole. Finally, relationships between the cardiac structure and regional myocardial function, and the way regional function can be quantified by ultrasound, will be presented. This review also discusses the clinical impact of echocardiography and its future directions and developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2012-2025
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 21 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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