Systemic right ventricular longitudinal strain is reduced in adults with transposition of the great arteries, relates to subpulmonary ventricular function, and predicts adverse clinical outcome.

@article{Diller2012SystemicRV,
  title={Systemic right ventricular longitudinal strain is reduced in adults with transposition of the great arteries, relates to subpulmonary ventricular function, and predicts adverse clinical outcome.},
  author={Gerhard-Paul Diller and Jelena Radojevic and Aleksander Kempny and Rafael Alonso-Gonz{\'a}lez and Liodakis Emmanouil and Stefan Orwat and Lorna Swan and Anselm S Uebing and Wei Li and Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Michael A. Gatzoulis and Helmut Baumgartner},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={859-66}
}
BACKGROUND Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after atrial switch operation and congenitally corrected TGA (ccTGA) are commonly associated with impaired systemic right ventricular (RV) function and impaired prognosis. We aimed to investigate the value of indices of myocardial deformation on speckle-tracking echocardiography for quantifying ventricular function and their potential role in assessing ventricular-ventricular interaction and outcome in patients with a systemic RV. METHODS… CONTINUE READING