Left ventricular long axis dysfunction in adults with "corrected'' aortic coarctation is related to an older age at intervention and increased aortic stiffness

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Lam Y., Mullen M. G., KAYA M., Gatzoulis M. A., Li W., Henein M. Y.

HEART, vol.95, no.9, pp.733-739, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/hrt.2008.158287
  • Journal Name: HEART
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.733-739
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: This study examined the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) long axis dysfunction (LAD, septal annulus pulsed-wave (PW) tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) early diastolic velocity (<= 8 cm/s) in patients with "corrected'' aortic coarctation and its relationship to patient demographics and aortic elastic properties.