ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.34, no.4, pp.530-536, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
echocardiography, pulmonary arterial hypertension, right ventricle function, strain, BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT, DEFORMATION, SURVIVAL, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, PREDICTION, OUTCOMES
Background Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a major determinant of outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), although the optimal measure of RV function is poorly defined. We evaluated the utility of RV free-wall speckle tracking strain as an assessment tool for RV function in patients with PAH who are already under specific treatment compared with conventional echocardiographic parameters and investigated the relationship of RV free-wall strain with clinical hemodynamic parameters of RV performance.