Three-dimensional systolic kinematics of the right ventricle

Idith Haber, Dimitris N. Metaxas, Tal Geva, Leon Axel

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The right ventricle (RV) of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs. Its kinematics are not as well understood as that of the left ventricle (LV) due to its thin wall and asymmetric geometry. In this study, the combination of tagged MRI and three-dimensional (3-D) image-processing techniques was used to reconstruct 3-D RV-LV motion and deformation. The reconstructed models were used to quantify the 3-D global arid local deformation of the ventricles in a set of normal subjects. When compared with the LV, the RV exhibited a similar twisting pattern, a more longitudinal strain pattern, and a greater amount of displacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)H1826-H1833
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Issue number5 58-5
StatePublished - Nov 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myocardial contraction
  • Three-dimentional motion

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