Acoustic Properties of the Fibrous Tissue in Myocardium and Detectability of the Fibrous Tissue by the Echo Method

  • M. Tanaka
  • Floyd Dunn
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Some heart diseases, such as cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, and others, are accompanied by myocardial damage. When advanced diagnostic equipment is employed in the clinical examination of a patient with myocardial damage, intensified abnormal echoes, at the damaged myocardial area, are frequently observed. Figure 13.1 shows two dimensional echocardiograms taken from a case with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM). Abnormal strong speckle-like echoes are seen in the area of the left ventricle. However, the mechanisms responsible for the occurrence of these echoes remain obscure.1)


Fibrous Tissue Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Acoustic Impedance Left Ventricular Wall Acoustic Property 
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  • M. Tanaka
  • Floyd Dunn

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