Analysis of regional left ventricular function
September 17, 2008
We performed cineventriculography, unenhanced echocardiography, contrast-enhanced echocardiography, and magnetic resonance imaging to define the presence of regional left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. Interobserver agreement in the analysis of regional wall motion abnormality was highest for contrast-enhanced echocardiography, followed by cineventriculography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; it was lowest for unenhanced echocardiography. Contrast-enhanced echocardiography also showed the highest accuracy in the detection of panel-defined regional wall motion abnormalities.