International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Short Communication, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Tissue Doppler at 25: A Learning Journey

George Thomas*
Department of Cardiology, Saraf Hospital, Kochi, India
Corresponding author : George Thomas
Department of Cardiology, Saraf Hospital, Sreekandath Road, Kochi 682 016, India
Tel: +91-484-2363949; Fax: +91-484-2370595
Received: June 24, 2014 Accepted: August 12, 2014 Published: August 19, 2014
Citation: Thomas G (2014) Tissue Doppler at 25: A Learning Journey. Int J Cardiovasc Res 3:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000184


Tissue Doppler at 25: A Learning Journey

Tissue Doppler is completing 25 years in the year 2014. In spite of the large number of published papers in reputed journals, this has been a specious modality. This is because of the flawed data collection. In tissue Doppler both the measurement and Doppler principles are compromised making the modality totally unacceptable. The beautiful play of colors, the impressive wave forms and numbers have misguided us. But the silver lining is that we could learn many lessons from the study of tissue Doppler. Apart from echocardiographic lessons we could learn lessons in mensuration, mathematics, technology, philosophy, linguistics and even spirituality! Most of the errors are very basic but were unfortunately missed in our excitement for implementing a new technology. This article is all about this learning journey.

Keywords: Echocardiography; Doppler; Tissue doppler; Principles; Lessons

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