Systolic Right Ventricular Function in Children and Young Adults with Pulmonary Artery Hypertension Secondary to Congenital Heart Disease and Tetralogy of Fallot: Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data

Martin Koestenberger, Bert Nagel, Alexander Avian, William Ravekes, Erich Sorantin, Gerhard Cvirn, Elisabeth Beran, Verena Halb, Andreas Gamillscheg

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Abstract

Objective. The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), as echocardiographic index to assess right ventricular (RV) systolic function, has not been investigated thoroughly in children and young adults with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD). Patients. TAPSE values of 49 patients with PAH-CHD and 156 patients with TOF were compared with age-matched normal subjects. TAPSE values were also compared with RV ejection fraction (RVEF) and RV indexed end-diastolic volume (RVEDVi) determined by magnetic resonance imaging in PAH-CHD and TOF patients. Results. Patients with a PAH-CHD showed a positive correlation between TAPSE with RVEF (r= 0.81; P < 0.001) and a negative correlation between TAPSE with RVEDVi (r=-0.67; P < 0.001). Similarly, in our TOF patients, a positive correlation between TAPSE with RVEF (r= 0.65; P < 0.001) and a negative correlation between TAPSE with RVEDVi (r=-0.42; P < 0.001) was seen. Conclusions. Significant pressure overload in PAH-CHD patients and volume overload in TOF patients lead to a decreased systolic RV function, determined by TAPSE and magnetic resonance imaging and to increased RVEDVi values, determined by MRI, with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-258
Number of pages9
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Pressure overload
  • Systolic right ventricular function
  • Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion
  • Volume overload

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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