Background and Aim
Left ventricular (LV) rotation is the dominant deformation during relaxation and links systole with early diastolic recoil. In adult heart transplant recipients,LV twist dynamics are significantly impaired. This study aimed at exploring LV twist in our first four child heart transplant (HT) recipients.
Two dimensional and colour M-mode echocardiography with speckle-tracking analysis were completed in four child HT recipients. LV torsion and rotation, untwisting and recoiling of the left ventricle were evaluated in four child HT recipients.