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Evaluation of left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic electromechanical synchrony in older people: a population-based observational study.

Evaluation of left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic electromechanical synchrony in older people: a population-based observational study.
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Laszlo R, Konz H, Kunz K, Dallmeier D, Klenk J, Denkinger M, Koenig W, Rothenbacher D, Steinacker JM,


Laszlo R, Konz H, Kunz K, Dallmeier D, Klenk J, Denkinger M, Koenig W, Rothenbacher D, Steinacker JM, (click to view)

Laszlo R, Konz H, Kunz K, Dallmeier D, Klenk J, Denkinger M, Koenig W, Rothenbacher D, Steinacker JM,

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Physiological research 2017 09 22()
Abstract

It is unknown whether physiological ageing also goes along with electromechanical asynchrony of contraction. Aim of the study was to evaluate synchrony of contraction in older people with ("non-healthy") or without ("healthy") evidence for structural cardiac disease. In 547 persons (age 76.7+/-5.5 years, 306 male, 241 female) recruited from a population-based cohort of the ActiFE-Um study including a random sample of people >/= 65 years old living in the region of Ulm, Germany, various PW- and TDI-Doppler based markers for asynchrony were obtained by echocardiography. Within a subgroup of 84 healthy subjects, at most minimal systolic and diastolic asynchrony was found. Concerning systolic asynchrony, similar observations were made within the non-healthy subgroup. However, extent of diastolic left ventricular intraventricular asynchrony and also – by tendency – diastolic interventricular asynchrony was increased in comparison to the healthy subgroup. To conclude, no evidence that physiological ageing might go along with relevant left or right ventricular systolic or diastolic electromechanical asynchrony was found in our study. Furthermore, our population-based data support the results from other clinical studies with rather selected cohorts that structural heart diseases might go along with increased diastolic asynchrony.

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