Left ventricular global longitudinal strain predicts mortality and heart failure admissions in African American patients.

@article{Kansal2017LeftVG,
  title={Left ventricular global longitudinal strain predicts mortality and heart failure admissions in African American patients.},
  author={Mayank M Kansal and Ibrahim N. Mansour and Sahar H Ismail and Adam P Bress and G. W. Wu and Omer Mirza and Rahul Marpadga and Hana Gheith and Yoonsang Kim and Yien Li and Larisa Cavallari and Thomas D. Stamos},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={314-321}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated the importance of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) as a reliable prognostic indicator in patients with heart failure (HF). These studies have included few African American (AA) patients, despite the growing prevalence and severity of HF in this patient population. HYPOTHESIS LV GLS… CONTINUE READING