Left Ventricular Twist Mechanics Are Impaired in Patients with Coronary Slow Flow

BARUTÇU A., Bekler A., Temiz A., KIRILMAZ B., YENER A. U., Tan Y. Z., ...More

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.32, no.11, pp.1647-1654, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


PurposeCoronary slow flow (CSF) is a rare condition described as the delayed angiographic passage of a contrast agent in the absence of stenosis in epicardial coronary arteries. Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunctions have been described in the presence of CSF. However, the effect of CSF on LV twist functions has not been assessed. We aimed to evaluate the effects of CSF on LV twist mechanics using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE).