Journal article

Usefulness of myocardial work measurement in the assessment of left ventricular systolic reserve response to spironolactone in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Thomas H Marwick, Andrzej Mysiak, Wojciech Kosowski, Wojciech Kosmala

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Improvement in left ventricular (LV) systolic reserve, including exertional increase in global longitudinal strain (GLS), may contribute to the clinical benefit from therapeutic interventions in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). However, GLS is an afterload-dependent parameter, and its measurements may not adequately reflect myocardial contractility recruitment with exercise. The estimation of myocardial work (MW) allows correction of GLS for changing afterload. We sought to investigate the associations of GLS and MW parameters with the response of exercise capacity to spironolactone in HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed 114 patients (67 ± 8 years) participat..

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