Echocardiography is the method of choice for non-invasive diagnosis of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, despite the complexity of interpretation in a number of patients, especially with normal transmitral blood flow. Modern technologies, such as speckle tracking echocardiography, allow us to supplement the analysis of diastolic function of the left ventricle with an assessment of global longitudinal strain of the left atrium. Global longitudinal strain of the left atrium reflects the distensibility of the chamber and can be a highly effective index of left atrial dysfunction and an early marker of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. This review presents an analysis of data from clinical studies on the value of left atrial longitudinal strain in patients with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
|Translated title of the contribution||Left ventricular diastolic function: value of left atrial global longitudinal strain|
|Journal||Ultrasound & Functional Diagnostics|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Sept 2020|
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
- 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)