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Computerization of Manual Echocardiograms

  • L. R. Smith
  • S. E. Wixson

Abstract

Knowledge of the function of cardiac chambers and related structures is essential in the study of patients with ischemic and valvular heart disease. Furthermore, serial determination of cardiac dimensions from patients in the coronary care unit has become increasingly important in clinical research. Echocardiography is a useful non-invasive tool, but manual reduction of data from a large number of studies is prohibitive. This paper describes a computer system that provides a variety of quantitative measurements from manual echocardiograms.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Valvular Heart Disease Leave Ventricular Pressure Cardiac Chamber Coronary Care Unit 
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Copyright information

© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Smith
    • 1
  • S. E. Wixson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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