Vol.77, No.2 February 2015
Explanation of the cover photographs
Strain analysis using 2D speckle tracking echocardiography in healthy cats and cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hiroshi TAKANO et al. (pp. 193–201)
Images show analysis results of radial strain rate in a healthy cat (A) and a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (B) using right parasternal short-axis view of left ventricle.
The curve of strain rate shows 3 peaks, which are radial strain rate during systole (SrRs), radial strain rate during early diastole (SrRe) and radial strain rate during late diastole (SrRa).
The peak of SrRE in a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was lower than the healthy cat.
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