Atrial reservoir function by strain rate imaging in asymptomatic mitral stenosis: prognostic value at 3 year follow-up.

@article{Caso2009AtrialRF,
  title={Atrial reservoir function by strain rate imaging in asymptomatic mitral stenosis: prognostic value at 3 year follow-up.},
  author={Pio Caso and Roberta Ancona and Giovanni di Salvo and Salvatore Comenale Pinto and Maria Macrino and Vito Di Palma and Antonello D'Andrea and Alfonso Roberto Martiniello and Sergio Severino and Raffaele Calabr{\'o}},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={753-9}
}
AIMS Assessment of left and right systolic atrial reservoir function in asymptomatic mitral stenosis (MS) by strain and strain rate imaging (SRI) and their prognostic power at 3 year follow-up was the purpose of this study. There is clear indication to treat (by surgery or percutaneous valvotomy) symptomatic patients with MS, whereas for the asymptomatic ones, the question is much debated. So, we need new echocardiographic parameters helpful for the management of asymtomatic patients. Atrial… CONTINUE READING