Journal article

Stability of left ventricular longitudinal and circumferential deformation over time and standard loading conditions

Wojciech Kosmala, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, James E Sharman, Martin G Schultz, Thomas H Marwick

European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Aims: Load dependence is an important source of variation in left ventricular (LV) deformation. This impacts on the precision of information obtained from serial measurements. However, it is clinically important to distinguish actual myocardial dysfunction from changes associated with altered loading conditions. We sought to investigate the association of changes of loading parameters with changes in LV longitudinal (GLS) and circumferential (GCS) strains. Methods and results: Baseline and a 12-month follow-up 2D echocardiograms were performed in 191 Stage A heart failure patients with uncomplicated hypertension. These patients underwent simultaneous measurement of conventional and central b..

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