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Technological advances in tissue Doppler imaging echocardiography
  1. N R Van de Veire1,3,
  2. J De Sutter1,2,
  3. J J Bax3,
  4. J R T C Roelandt4
  1. 1
    Department of Cardiology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  2. 2
    Department of Cardiology, AZ Maria Middellares, Ghent, Belgium
  3. 3
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
  4. 4
    Department of Cardiology, Thorax Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Dr N R Van de Veire, Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands; N.R.L.van_de_Veire{at}


Tissue Doppler imaging is a recently introduced echocardiographic tool for measuring myocardial velocities. In this article the physical principles and different myocardial velocity imaging modalities are discussed. Examples of practical applications and clinical use of this non-invasive imaging technique are provided.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.