Right ventricular longitudinal strain and right ventricular stroke work index in patients with severe heart failure: left ventricular assist device suitability for transplant candidates.

@article{Cameli2012RightVL,
  title={Right ventricular longitudinal strain and right ventricular stroke work index in patients with severe heart failure: left ventricular assist device suitability for transplant candidates.},
  author={Matteo Cameli and Sonia Bernazzali and Matteo Lisi and Charilaos Tsioulpas and Maria Grazia Croccia and Gianfranco Lisi and Massimo Maccherini and Sergio Mondillo},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={2013-5}
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) systolic function has a critical role in determining the clinical outcome and the success of using left ventricular assist devices in patients with refractory heart failure. RV deformation analysis by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has recently allowed the analysis of RV longitudinal function. Using cardiac catheterization as the reference standard, this study aimed to explore the correlation between RV longitudinal function by STE and RV stroke work… CONTINUE READING