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The interventricular septum is functionally bilayered: a fresh look at a well known structure
  1. F A Flachskampf,
  2. J-U Voigt
  1. Med. Klinik II, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
    Frank A Flachskampf
    MD, Med. Klinik II, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Ulmenweg 18, 91054 Erlangen, Germany;


Increasingly sophisticated echocardiographic procedures are revealing previously unknown details of well known structures such as the interventricular septum

  • echocardiography
  • interventricular septum
  • tissue Doppler
  • strain

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  • * More correctly, the ventricular septum. However, as in the case of the (inter)atrial septum, the designation “interventricular septum” has become so common that we adopt it here.