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Left ventricular function before and after repair of an anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary trunk

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 July 2011

Luc Mertens
Affiliation:
Departments of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
Frank Weidemann
Affiliation:
Departments of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
George R. Sutherland
Affiliation:
Departments of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
Corresponding

Abstract

We report an infant with an abnormal left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary trunk in whom, subsequent to surgical repair, sequential improvements in regional left and right systolic and diastolic myocardial function were quantified by the new ultrasound-based method of regional strain and strain rate imaging. The regional radial and longitudinal myocardial function of the left ventricle was homogeneously reduced prior to repair, while the time course of their recovery differed subsequent to repair. We discuss the concepts and advantages behind this quantitative approach to monitoring regional myocardial function in children.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2001

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