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Volume 2013, Issue 2
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Abstract

Right ventricular (RV) mechanics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are poorly understood. We investigate global and regional deformation of the RV in HCM and its relationship to LV phenotype, using 2D strain vector velocity imaging (VVI).

100 HCM patients (42% females, 41 ± 19 years) and 30 control patients were studied using VVI. Longitudinal peak systolic strain (ϵ), strain rate (SR), time to peak (ϵ) (TTP), displacement of RV free wall (RVFW) and septal wall were analyzed. Similar parameters were quantified in LV septal, lateral, anterior and inferior segments. Intra-V-delay was defined as SD of TTP. Inter-V-delay was estimated from TTP difference between the most delayed LV segment & RVFW.

ϵ and SR of both RV & LV, showed loss of base to apex gradient and significant decline in HCM (p < 0.001). Deformation variables estimated from RVFW were strongly correlated with each other (r = 0.93, p < 0.0001). Both were directly related to LV ϵ, SR, SR, ejection fraction (EF)%, RVFW displacement (P < 0.001) and inversely related to age, positive family history (p < 0.004, 0.005), RV wall thickness, maximum wall thickness (MWT), intra-V-delay, LA volume (P < 0.0001), LVOT gradient (p < 0.02, 0.005) respectively. ROC curves were constructed to explore the cut-off point that discriminates RV dysfunction. Global and RVFW ϵ: − 19.5% shows 77, 70% sensitivity & 97% specificity, SR: − 1.3s− 1 shows 82, 70% sensitivity & 30% specificity. Multivariate analyses revealed that RVFW displacement (β = − 0.9, p < 0.0001) and global LV SR (β = 5.9, p < 0.0001) are independent predictors of global RV deformation.

Impairment of RV deformation is evident in HCM using feature tracking. It is independently influenced by LV mechanics and correlated to the severity of LV phenotype. RVFW deformation analysis and global RV assessment are comparable.

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