Echocardiographic changes in diastolic filling and stroke volume during postural alterations and ankle exercise in a patient with congenital defect of the pericardium

  • Shusuke Fukuoka
  • Naoki FujimotoEmail author
  • Kaoru Dohi
  • Hidetomo Onuma
  • Ryuji Okamoto
  • Hitoshi Kakimoto
  • Masaaki Ito
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound


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Conflict of interest

Shusuke Fukuoka, Naoki Fujimoto, Kaoru Dohi, Hidetomo Onuma, Ryuji Okamoto, Hitoshi Kakimoto, Masaaki Ito declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statement

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.


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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiology and NephrologyMie University Graduate School of MedicineTsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ExaminationMie University Graduate School of MedicineTsuJapan
  3. 3.Department of CardiologySaiseikai Matsusaka General HospitalMatsusakaJapan

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