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Echocardiology pp 159-173 | Cite as

Echocardiographic assessment of cardiomyopathies

  • Walter L. Henry
  • Jeffrey S. Borer

Abstract

Although several noninvasive techniques are useful in evaluating a patient with a suspected cardiomyopathy, none has proven to be as valuable as echocardiography 1). The strength of this technique is its unique ability to noninvasively visualize the left ventricle. In fact, in diseases that diffusely involve the heart (such as the cardiomyopathies), this noninvasive technique rivals invasive procedures as a method for assessing the structure and function of the left ventricle.

Keywords

Left Ventricle Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Free Wall Ventricular Septum Systolic Anterior Motion 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Medical Division — The Hague 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter L. Henry
    • 1
  • Jeffrey S. Borer
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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