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BACKGROUND We hypothesized that deterioration of systolic left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation exists as an early sign of "isolated" diastolic heart failure in patients with hypertension (HT)(More)
AIMS Data are lacking on the left atrial (LA)-left ventricular (LV)-arterial coupling for evaluating the functional abnormalities in the left heart disease, whereas LA-LV or LV-arterial coupling has(More)
BACKGROUND Two-dimensional strain imaging allows rapid and accurate analysis of regional left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic mechanics in the longitudinal, radial, and circumferential(More)