Relation of myocardial mechanics in severe aortic stenosis to left ventricular ejection fraction and response to aortic valve replacement.

@article{Carasso2011RelationOM,
  title={Relation of myocardial mechanics in severe aortic stenosis to left ventricular ejection fraction and response to aortic valve replacement.},
  author={Shemy Carasso and Oved Cohen and Diab Mutlak and Zvi Adler and Jonathan Lessick and Doron Aronson and Shimon A. Reisner and Harry Rakowski and G. S. Bolotin and Yoram Agmon},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 7},
  pages={1052-7}
}
Decreased left ventricular (LV) longitudinal strain and increased circumferential LV strain have been demonstrated in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and normal LV ejection fraction (LVEF). Biplane myocardial mechanics normalize after aortic valve replacement (AVR). This study objective was to examine LV mechanics before and soon after AVR in… CONTINUE READING