Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Mechanics: Function, History, Novel Techniques, Advantages, and Pitfalls

Leischik, Roman, Littwitz, Henning, Dworrak, Birgit, Garg, Pankaj, Zhu, Meihua, Sahn, David J. and Horlitz, Marc (2015) Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Mechanics: Function, History, Novel Techniques, Advantages, and Pitfalls. BioMed Research International, 2015. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2314-6133

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Abstract

Left atrial (LA) functional analysis has an established role in assessing left ventricular diastolic function. The current standard echocardiographic parameters used to study left ventricular diastolic function include pulsed-wave Doppler mitral inflow analysis, tissue Doppler imaging measurements, and LA dimension estimation. However, the above-mentioned parameters do not directly quantify LA performance. Deformation studies using strain and strain-rate imaging to assess LA function were validated in previous research, but this technique is not currently used in routine clinical practice. This review discusses the history, importance, and pitfalls of strain technology for the analysis of LA mechanics.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 01:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 08:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82527
DOI: 10.1155/2015/765921

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