Intracardiac flow visualization using high-frame rate blood speckle tracking echocardiography: Illustrations from infants with congenital heart disease

Massimiliano Cantinotti, Pietro Marchese, Martin Koestenberger, Raffaele Giordano, Giuseppe Santoro, Nadia Assanta, Shelby Kutty

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Abstract

We report applications of novel high-frame rate blood speckle tracking (BST) echocardiography in a series of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). BST echocardiography was highly feasible, reproducible, and fast. High-frame rate BST provided complimentary information to conventional color-Doppler data enhancing the visualization and understanding of anomalous blood trajectories (eg, shunt direction, regurgitant volumes, and stenotic jets) and vortex formation. High-frame rate BST echocardiography is a new, promising imaging tool that may be helpful for deeper understanding of complex CHD physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-715
Number of pages9
JournalEchocardiography
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • blood speckle tracking
  • congenital heart disease
  • vector flow echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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