Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for the Assessment of the Athlete’s Heart: Is It Ready for Daily Practice?

@article{Forsythe2018SpeckleTE,
  title={Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for the Assessment of the Athlete’s Heart: Is It Ready for Daily Practice?},
  author={L. Forsythe and K. George and D. Oxborough},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={20}
}
Purpose of reviewTo describe the use of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in the biventricular assessment of athletes’ heart (AH). Can STE aid differential diagnosis during pre-participation cardiac screening (PCS) of athletes?Recent findingsData from recent patient, population and athlete studies suggest potential discriminatory value of STE, alongside standard echocardiographic measurements, in the early detection of clinically relevant systolic dysfunction. STE can also contribute to… Expand
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