Early postoperative left ventricular function by echocardiographic strain is a predictor of 1-year mortality in heart transplant recipients.

@article{Sarvari2012EarlyPL,
  title={Early postoperative left ventricular function by echocardiographic strain is a predictor of 1-year mortality in heart transplant recipients.},
  author={Sebastian Imre Sarvari and Ola Gjesdal and Einar Gude and Satish Arora and Arne Kristian Andreassen and Lars Gullestad and Odd Ragnar Geiran and Thor Edvardsen},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={1007-14}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) function can be accurately assessed using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. The association between reduced LV global longitudinal strain (LVGLS) magnitude and risk for mortality in heart transplant recipients is unclear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that LVGLS could predict 1-year mortality in heart transplant recipients. METHODS A total of 176 consecutive adult primary single-organ orthotopic heart transplant recipients… CONTINUE READING

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