Summary of Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults by Echocardiography

  • Nehzat Akiash


The evaluation of cardiac chamber size and function remains the key role of the echocardiography which is the most commonly used cardiac imaging modality.

As the size and function of the cardiac chamber is important for clinical decision making, these method of quantification should be standard and be based on the latest recommendations.

In this chapter we have summarized the correct measurement of the size and function of the cardiac chambers, Aorta and Inferior Vena Cava.


Cardiac chamber quantification Echocardiography Body surface area Doppler tissue imaging End-diastolic volume Ejection fraction End-systolic volume Fractional area change Global longitudinal strain 





Two-dimensional echocardiography




Three-dimensional echocardiography


Body surface area


Cardiac magnetic resonance


Doppler tissue imaging


End-diastolic volume


Ejection fraction


End-systolic volume


Fractional area change


Global longitudinal strain


Inner edge–to–Inner edge


Inferior vena cava


Left atrial


Leading edge–to– Leading edge


Left ventricular


Motion mode


Right atrial


Right ventricular index of myocardial performance


Right ventricular


Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion


Transthoracic echocardiography


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nehzat Akiash
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  1. 1.Atherosclerosis Research CenterAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran

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