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01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

European Journal of Medical Research 1/2016

Longitudinal strain bull’s eye plot patterns in patients with cardiomyopathy and concentric left ventricular hypertrophy

European Journal of Medical Research > Ausgabe 1/2016
Dan Liu, Kai Hu, Peter Nordbeck, Georg Ertl, Stefan Störk, Frank Weidemann
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Dan Liu and Kai Hu contributed equally to this work


Despite substantial advances in the imaging techniques and pathophysiological understanding over the last decades, identification of the underlying causes of left ventricular hypertrophy by means of echocardiographic examination remains a challenge in current clinical practice. The longitudinal strain bull’s eye plot derived from 2D speckle tracking imaging offers an intuitive visual overview of the global and regional left ventricular myocardial function in a single diagram. The bull’s eye mapping is clinically feasible and the plot patterns could provide clues to the etiology of cardiomyopathies. The present review summarizes the longitudinal strain, bull’s eye plot features in patients with various cardiomyopathies and concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and the bull’s eye plot features might serve as one of the cardiac workup steps on evaluating patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
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