This study compared the non-quiver with the quiver technique for identifying the end-systolic and end-diastolic endocardium of the fetal right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) used for speckle-tracking analysis. Bland-Altman and t test analyses showed no significant differences in measurements between the techniques for the RV and LV. The difference in the time required to perform the non-quiver analysis was significantly longer (P < .001) for the RV and LV than the quiver technique. The quiver technique allows the examiner to efficiently identify the endocardial borders of the fetal heart compared with the non-quiver method.
Keywords: fetal echocardiography; global longitudinal strain; speckle-tracking analysis.
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