Right ventricular free-wall longitudinal speckle tracking strain in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension under specific treatment


Kemal H. S. , Kayikcioglu M. , Kultursay H., Vuran O., Nalbantgil S. , Mogulkoc N. , ...More

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.34, no.4, pp.530-536, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.13472
  • Title of Journal : ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-536
  • Keywords: echocardiography, pulmonary arterial hypertension, right ventricle function, strain, BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT, DEFORMATION, SURVIVAL, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, PREDICTION, OUTCOMES

Abstract

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.