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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 297895, 9 pages
Feasibility, Reproducibility, and Agreement between Different Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic Techniques for the Assessment of Longitudinal Deformation
1Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Via Plebiscito 628, 95124 Catania, Italy
2Clinical Echocardiography, A.U.O. Policlinic “Vittorio Emanuele”, P.O. Rodolico, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95125 Catania, Italy
3Cardiology Unit, Ferrarotto Hospital, Via S. Citelli 6, 95124 Catania, Italy
Received 3 April 2013; Revised 4 August 2013; Accepted 20 August 2013
Academic Editor: Osama Soliman
Copyright © 2013 Sergio Buccheri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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