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A simple technique to measure TAPSE and MAPSE on CMR and normal values
© Bulluck et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
- Published: 16 January 2014
- Intraclass Correlation Coefficient
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Mitral Annulus
- Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion
- Impaired Left Ventricular Function
Mitral and Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (MAPSE, TAPSE) add valuable information to functional assessment of the right and left heart, highlighting abnormality even when ejection fraction is normal. To date, CMR-equivalents of MAPSE and TAPSE have been variably measured by a number of different methods but no formally published CMR guidelines on methodology, or normal values, exist. Further evaluation is required. The feasibility of a simple and quick technique is assessed in terms of its reproducibility, in order to provide age-stratified normal values.
MAPSE and TAPSE are easily measured, highly reproducible CMR parameters. Although these parameters should not replace formal volumetric evaluation of systolic function, they add value in patients with impaired left ventricular function despite normal EF (e.g. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), complement our assessment of right ventricle function, and provide a platform to determine their clinical importance.
Dr Bulluck is employed by The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute. This work was undertaken at UCLH/UCL and a proportion of the funding came from the Department of Health National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme.
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