We present recent investigations on the state of strain in human left ventricle based on the synergy between continuum mechanics and echocardiographic imaging. When data from three-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography are available, special strain directions can be detected on the epicardial and endocardial surfaces, which are well-known in continuum mechanics as principal strain lines (PSLs), further classified into primary and secondary strain lines. An appropriate investigation on PSLs can help to identify lines where strains are largest as primary and smallest as secondary. As PSLs change when cardiac diseases appear, the challenge is that the analysis may allow for the identification of new indicators of cardiac function.

Evangelista, A., Gabriele, S., Nardinocchi, P., Piras, P., Puddu, P., Teresi, L., et al. (2015). Continuum mechanics meets echocardiographic imaging: Investigation on the principal strain lines in human left ventricle. In Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics (pp. 41-54). Kluwer Academic Publishers [10.1007/978-3-319-13407-9_3].

Continuum mechanics meets echocardiographic imaging: Investigation on the principal strain lines in human left ventricle

GABRIELE, STEFANO;NARDINOCCHI, Paola;PIRAS, Paolo;TERESI, Luciano;VARANO, VALERIO
2015

Abstract

We present recent investigations on the state of strain in human left ventricle based on the synergy between continuum mechanics and echocardiographic imaging. When data from three-dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography are available, special strain directions can be detected on the epicardial and endocardial surfaces, which are well-known in continuum mechanics as principal strain lines (PSLs), further classified into primary and secondary strain lines. An appropriate investigation on PSLs can help to identify lines where strains are largest as primary and smallest as secondary. As PSLs change when cardiac diseases appear, the challenge is that the analysis may allow for the identification of new indicators of cardiac function.
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