Atrial strain rate echocardiography can predict success or failure of cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: a combined transthoracic tissue Doppler and transoesophageal imaging study.

@article{Wang2007AtrialSR,
  title={Atrial strain rate echocardiography can predict success or failure of cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: a combined transthoracic tissue Doppler and transoesophageal imaging study.},
  author={Tian Shi Wang and Mei Wang and Jeffrey Wing-Hon Fung and Gabriel Wai-Kwok Yip and Yan Zhang and Pearl P Y Ho and Deco M K Tse and Cheuk-Man Yu and John Elsby Sanderson},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={202-9}
}
AIMS The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of measuring left atrial dysfunction with tissue Doppler imaging derived strain rate and to explore its role in predicting the maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS Strain rate (SR) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) were performed with offline analysis of the basal left atrial wall (LA). SR detected a systolic (Ssr) and early diastolic (Esr) deformation induced by ventricular… CONTINUE READING