Coronary artery diseases affect both systolic and diastolic functions and can be assessed both globally and regionally. Tissue doppler imaging is a novel technique with additional advantages to the currently used two-dimensional echocardiography. This paper is a review of the published articles on documented Coronary artery diseases patients confirmed by angiography, without any previous myocardial infarction and with normal left ventricular ejection fraction.
Accordingly, a significant relationship was achieved between systolic rather than diastolic parameters with Coronary artery diseases. Furthermore, major heterogeneity was noticed among the available studies in this respect. The incremental values of tissue doppler imaging in patients with stable angina in addition to other non-invasive tests has led to its recommendation by ACC/AHA.