Left Atrial Strain: Clinical Use and Future Applications-A Focused Review Article

Gergana Marincheva, Zaza Iakobishvili, Andrei Valdman, Avishag Laish-Farkash

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    Abstract

    Atrial cardiomyopathy represents a process of structural and functional changes affecting the atria and leading eventually to clinical manifestation of atrial fibrillation and risk of stroke. Multimodality imaging provides a comprehensive evaluation of atrial remodeling and plays a crucial role in the decision-making process in treatment strategy. This paper summarizes the current state of knowledge on the topic of left atrial strain imaging using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE). We focus on our recently published data on left atrial remodeling assessed by 2D-STE versus high-density voltage mapping in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number154
    JournalReviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
    Volume23
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

    Keywords

    • echocardiography
    • electroanatomical voltage mapping
    • left atrial strain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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