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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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1989 - Vol.16

Vol.16 No.02

Original Article(原著)

(0140 - 150)


Evaluation of Intracardiac Hemodynamic Changes with Arrhythmia by Pulsed Doppler Echocardiography

野田 明子1, 岩瀬 正嗣2, 林 博史2, 胡 小菁2, 高木 茂人2, 宮口 和彦2, 横田 充弘1, 竹内 純1

Akiko NODA1, Masatsugu IWASE2, Hiroshi HAYASHI2, Xiao-Jing HU2, Shigehito TAKAGI2, Kazuhiko MIYAGUCHI2, Mitsuhiro YOKOTA1, Jun TAKEUCHI1

1名古屋大学医学部附属病院検査部, 2名古屋大学医学部附属病院第一内科

1Department of Clinical Laboratory, Nagoya University Hospital, 2The First Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School Medicine

キーワード : Ventricular premature beat (VPB) , Atrial fibrillation (Af), Pulsed Doppler echocardiography, Left ventricular hemodynamics, Coupling interval

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the hemodynamic derangements in patients with ventricular premature beats (VPBs) and atrial fibrillation (Af) in relation to the interval between beat. Subjects consisted of 30 patients (pts) with VPBs and 10 pts with Af (5 with mitral stenosis and 5 with lone Af). To evaluate hemodynamic changes with these arrhythmias, LV inflow and outflow velocities were recorded by pulsed Doppler technique combined with 2-D echocardiography. LV inflow volume and LV stroke volume were calculated from these Doppler recordings.
In VPBs, the significant correlation between coupling interval and %LV inflow volume of the preceding beat or %LV stroke volume of VPB was demonstrated. The relationship between %LV stroke volume of VPB and %LV inflow volume of the preceding beat in the same coupling interval was significant, that would indicate the fundmental mechanism of VPB dominated by Starling's law. In patients with decreased LV rapid filling and increased atrial contribution to LV filling, relatively longer coupling interval resulted in little increment of LV stroke volume. This finding suggests that not only coupling interval but also the diastolic behavior is important to evaluate the hemodynamic changes in VPBs.
As regards Af, when the preceding R-R interval was so short as to interrupt the rapid filling of the preceding beat, the preceding R-R interval showed a positive correlation with LV inflow volume of the preceding beat or LV stroke volume. Whereas the preceding R-R interval was long enough not to suppress the rapid filling of the preceding beat, they were almost constant, irrespective of the preceding R-R interval. In patients with mitral stenosis (MS), the deceleration time of the rapid filling was significantly longer than lone af, thereby the rapid filling in MS was more affected by the change in preceding R-R interval compared with patients without MS.
Pulsed Doppler echocardiography was useful noninvasive technique to evaluate the left ventricular hemodynamic changes during these arrhythmias.