Usefulness of Isovolumic Acceleration and Tissue Doppler Echocardiographic Parameters for Predicting Postoperative Functional Recovery After Heart Valve Surgery

Tigen K., Karaahmet T., Zencirkiran H., Cevik C., Gurel E., Fotbolcu H., ...More

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.63, no.4, pp.430-438, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0300-8932(10)70064-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-438
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction and objectives. Postoperative right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is associated with perioperative myocardial ischemia, hypothermic cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary bypass and pericardial injury. As myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction (IVA) and myocardial velocity during isovolumic contraction (IW) are little affected by loading conditions, they can predict myocardial function better than conventional parameters. We investigated the usefulness of these parameters for predicting postoperative RV systolic function after isolated heart valve surgery.