Journal article

Prediction of AF in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Incremental Value of Left Atrial Strain

Ewelina Jasic-Szpak, Thomas H Marwick, Erwan Donal, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Quan Huynh, Anna Gozdzik, Anna K Woznicka, Ewa A Jankowska, Piotr Ponikowski, Wojciech Kosmala

JACC Cardiovascular Imaging | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify the factors associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in a well-characterized heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) population, with special focus on left atrial (LA) strain. BACKGROUND: AF is associated with HFpEF, with adverse consequences. Effective risk evaluation might allow the initiation of protective strategies. METHODS: Clinical evaluation and echocardiography, including measurements of peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS), peak atrial contraction strain (PACS), and LA volume index (LAVI), were obtained in 170 patients with symptomatic HFpEF (mean age, 65 ± 8 years), free of baseline AF. AF was identified by standa..

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Awarded by Wroclaw Medical University

Awarded by Royal Hobart Hospital Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by Grant ST-678 from Wroclaw Medical University and 13-024 from the Royal Hobart Hospital Foundation. The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.