We examined whether the novel Doppler technique could be a sensitive diagnostic method for the histological deterioration of Doxorubicin cardiomyopathy (DoxCM). 25 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia were examined for six years. Moreover, in Doxorubicin injected rabbits, histological damage was compared to the myocardial layer function by the Doppler technique. In normal subjects, myocardial layer thickening occurred as synchronized fashion during the cardiac cycle. However, in patients, it was characterized as the appearance of non-functioning layer in the septum. The conventional echocardiography could not be sensitive to demonstrate the change in DoxCM. In contrast, the myocardial layer function by this novel method obviates subclinical change in the myocardium. The histological examination in rabbits verified the linear relationship between the myocardial damage and the myocardial layer function. We concluded that the novel Doppler technique could be a useful modality for the histological change in DoxCM.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 International Ultrasonics Symposium - Sendai, Miyagi, Jpn|
Duration: 1998 Oct 5 → 1998 Oct 8
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics