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Heart Disease Weekly

May 18, 2003

SECTION: EXPANDED REPORTING; Pg. 34

LENGTH: 280 words

HEADLINE: CARDIOMYOPATHY: Stepwise Doppler work-up clarifies the underlying
hemodynamic mechanisms

BODY:
Stepwise Doppler work-up clarifies the underlying hemodynamic mechanisms of
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

According to recent research published in the Echocardiography-a Journal of
Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques, "A case of hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy is presented with a restrictive mitral filling pattern but
predominant systolic pulmonary vein flow velocities.

"A stepwise Doppler work-up including color M-mode, Doppler tissue imaging of
the mitral annulus velocity and loading manipulations could clarify the
underlying hemodynamic mechanisms," wrote B.R. Paelinck and colleagues,
University Hospital Antwerp, Department of Cardiology.

The researchers concluded: "The Doppler data were correlated with invasive
measurements."

Paelinck and colleagues published their study in Echocardiography-a Journal
of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques (Doppler estimation of
filling pressures in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Echocardiogr-j
Cardiovasc Ult, 2003;20(2):163-165).

For additional information, contact B.R. Paelinck, University Hospital
Antwerp, Department Cardiology, Wilrijkstr 10, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium.

The publisher's contact information for the Echocardiography-a Journal of
Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques is: Futura Publishing Co., 135
Bedford Rd., PO Box 418, Armonk, NY 10504-0418, USA.

The information in this article comes under the major subject areas of
Cardiology and Echocardiography.

This article was prepared by Heart Disease Weekly editors from staff and
other reports.

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