Left ventricular strain and strain rate: characterization of the effect of load in human subjects.

@article{Burns2010LeftVS,
  title={Left ventricular strain and strain rate: characterization of the effect of load in human subjects.},
  author={Andrew Burns and Andr{\'e} La Gerche and Jan D'hooge and Andrew I Macisaac and David L Prior},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={283-9}
}
AIMS Left ventricular (LV) strain and strain rate have been proposed as novel indices of systolic function; however, there are limited data about the effect of acute changes on these parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS Simultaneous Millar micromanometer LV pressure and echocardiographic assessment were performed on 18 patients. Loading was altered sequentially by the administration of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) and saline fluid loading. Echocardiographic speckle tracking imaging was used to… CONTINUE READING