Use of Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and 2D Speckle Tracking (ST) to evaluate left ventricular function in horses

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary medical imaging
    • Veterinary physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
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Project description

Uding TDI and ST, left ventricular function in healthy horses is quantified and the accuracy of the measurements analyzed. Subsequently, the effect of a pharmacological stimulation or depression of ventricular function, a ventricular premature beat and the presence of mitral regurgitation on the TDI and ST parameters is studied.