Differential effects of coronary artery stenosis on myocardial function: the value of myocardial strain analysis for the detection of coronary artery disease.

@article{Shimoni2011DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of coronary artery stenosis on myocardial function: the value of myocardial strain analysis for the detection of coronary artery disease.},
  author={Sara Shimoni and Gera Gendelman and Oded Ayzenberg and Nahum Smirin and Peter Lysyansky and Orly Edri and Lisa B Deutsch and Avraham Caspi and Zvi Friedman},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={748-57}
}
BACKGROUND Speckle-tracking imaging is a novel method for assessing left ventricular (LV) function and ischemic changes. The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of two-dimensional longitudinal strain in the detection of longitudinal LV dysfunction and the identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients hospitalized with angina. METHODS Two-dimensional strain software was extended to allow the analysis of numerous longitudinal strain traces in the entire left… CONTINUE READING