Archivi giornalieri: 7 aprile 2005


Right Ventricular Pre-ejection Myocardial Velocity and Myocardial Acceleration in Normal Fetuses Assessed by Doppler Tissue Imaging

Right Ventricular Pre-ejection Myocardial Velocity and Myocardial Acceleration in Normal Fetuses Assessed by Doppler Tissue Imaging

Kenji Harada, MD, Masaki Ogawa, MD, and Toshinobu Tanaka, MD, Akita, Japan

Myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction obtained from Doppler tissue imaging has been introduced as an index of right ventricular contractile function that is unaffected by the shape of the ventricle and loading conditions, but normal value of myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction and the effect of aging on the index are not known in normal fetuses.


Fetal Doppler echocardiographic diagnosis and successful steroid therapy of Luciani-Wenckebach phenomenon and endocardial fibroelastosis related to maternal anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies

Fetal Doppler echocardiographic diagnosis and successful steroid therapy of Luciani-Wenckebach phenomenon and endocardial fibroelastosis related to maternal anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies

Marie-Josée Raboisson, MD a 1 – Jean-Claude Fouron, MD a – Sven-Erik Sonesson, MD b –
Margareta Nyman, MD c – Francine Proulx, RT a – Sylvie Gamache, RT a

Abstract

Background Complete fetal heart block (HB) and endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) are known to be associated with maternal anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies. Complete fetal HB is irreversible.