ad. 44. What does a tissue Doppler mean?
It is a function of a Doppler used increasingly more often in echocardiographic scans among adults for an assessment of a heart contractility which can be impaired after, e.g. a heart attack. It is applied in obstetrics in a similar way. Congenital defects belong to the most common causes of a heart contractility impairment in a fetal life. The tissue Doppler, with the help of color, shows a contracting heart with a high sensitivity, allowing for a better detection of possible anomalies.