TY - CHAP A1 - Vitek Nili A2 - Bachner-Hinenzon Noa A3 - Lempel Meytal A4 - Friedman Zvi A5 - Reisner Shimon A6 - Beyar Rafael A7 - Adam Dan ED1 - Gani Bajraktari Y1 - 2012-01-18 PY - 2012 T1 - Assessment of Regional Longitudinal Stain by Using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography – A Validation Study N2 - The book "Echocardiography - New Techniques" brings worldwide contributions from highly acclaimed clinical and imaging science investigators, and representatives from academic medical centers. Each chapter is designed and written to be accessible to those with a basic knowledge of echocardiography. Additionally, the chapters are meant to be stimulating and educational to the experts and investigators in the field of echocardiography. This book is aimed primarily at cardiology fellows on their basic echocardiography rotation, fellows in general internal medicine, radiology and emergency medicine, and experts in the arena of echocardiography. Over the last few decades, the rate of technological advancements has developed dramatically, resulting in new techniques and improved echocardiographic imaging. The authors of this book focused on presenting the most advanced techniques useful in today's research and in daily clinical practice. These advanced techniques are utilized in the detection of different cardiac pathologies in patients, in contributing to their clinical decision, as well as follow-up and outcome predictions. In addition to the advanced techniques covered, this book expounds upon several special pathologies with respect to the functions of echocardiography. BT - Echocardiography SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30935 DO - 10.5772/30935 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-15 ER -