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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 472562, 9 pages
Clinical Study

Speckle-Tracking and Tissue-Doppler Stress Echocardiography in Arterial Hypertension: A Sensitive Tool for Detection of Subclinical LV Impairment

1Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Elberfelderstraße 1, 58095 Hagen, Germany
2HELIOS Children’s Hospital Wuppertal, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, 42283 Wuppertal, Germany

Received 29 April 2014; Accepted 6 August 2014; Published 15 October 2014

Academic Editor: Michael Gotzmann

Copyright © 2014 Kai O. Hensel 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.

Supplementary Material

In order to assess the increase of myocardial strain during the three phases of physical stress echocardiography, mean differences in peak systolic LV strain were calculated for both STE and TDI-derived strain values. Supplementary table 1 (TDI) and 2 (STE) present the comparison of LV strain values at rest and during exercise testing for both the hypertensive and the control group.

Note the overall lesser increase in myocardial strain in the hypertensive group.

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