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Left Ventricular Mechanics in Asymptomatic Normotensive and Hypertensive Patients with Aortic Regurgitation.
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PMID:  21168306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to detect subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and to determine the impact of arterial hypertension on LV systolic function using speckle-tracking echocardiography in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation (AR). METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with AR and 47 healthy controls were included in the study. LV rotation and longitudinal, radial, and circumferential strain were measured using speckle-tracking imaging. RESULTS: Longitudinal axis dysfunction was found in patients with moderate AR with hypertension but was not present in patients with moderate AR without hypertension. Radial strain in patients with moderate AR was unchanged, but reduced levels were noted at the apical level in patients with severe AR without hypertension and preserved in those with severe hypertensive AR. LV basal rotation was reduced in patients with severe AR, whereas apical rotation was increased in those with moderate AR. LV torsion was reduced in patients with severe AR. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with asymptomatic AR show subclinical LV longitudinal axis dysfunction, with more attenuation demonstrated in hypertensive than in normotensive patients.
Vaida Mizariene; Silvija Bucyte; Diana Zaliaduonyte-Peksiene; Regina Jonkaitiene; Jolanta Vaskelyte; Renaldas Jurkevicius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.
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