Article Abstract

Rigid body rotation of the left ventricle in hidradenitis suppurativa (a case from the three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiographic MAGYAR-Path Study)

Authors: Attila Nemes, Réka Kovács, Árpád Kormányos, Győző Szolnoky, Anita Kalapos, Péter Domsik, Nóra Ambrus, Lajos Kemény, Tamás Forster


In healthy subject, the left ventricular (LV) apex rotates in counterclockwise direction, while the LV base shows a clockwise rotation resulting in a towel-wringing-like motion called LV twist (1). However, this is a very sensitive motion, which could be altered early by several pathological states.