Effect of increased body mass index on accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography for measurement of left ventricular volume, ejection fraction, and mass.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We used 2- and 3-dimensional echocardiography to determine left ventricular volume, mass, and ejection fraction in overweight (body mass index [BMI] > or = 25 kg/m2), obese (BMI > or = 30 kg/m2), and control (BMI < 25 kg/m2) subjects. Compared with corresponding magnetic resonance imaging measurements, 3-dimensional echocardiography is more accurate than 2-dimensional echocardiography in all patients, but particularly in overweight and obese subjects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chuang, ML; Danias, PG; Riley, MF; Hibberd, MG; Manning, WJ; Douglas, PS

Published Date

  • February 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 371 - A10

PubMed ID

  • 11165985

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01383-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States