Aortic stiffness is an important predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Non-invasive measurement of aortic stiffness is a promising challenge for echocardiography. The most important limitation of previous studies was that regional differences for aortic stiffness were not taken into consideration. In our patient, we demonstrated the usefulness of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in assessment of regional aortic stiffness.

Aortic stiffness, Echocardiography, Real-time three-dimensional, Regional,
European Journal of Echocardiography
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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Nemes, A, Geleijnse, M.L, Soliman, O.I.I, Anwar, A.M, Vletter, W.B, & ten Cate, F.J. (2007). Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography for regional evaluation of aortic stiffness. European Journal of Echocardiography, 8(2), 161–162. doi:10.1016/j.euje.2006.01.006