Tag Archive: echocardiography

Jul 04

Role of 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography in identifying left atrial strain in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) has recently emerged as a useful tool for quantifying left atrium deformation dynamics. The current study published in the Herz Journal assessed the use of this tool in diagnosing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction as this syndrome is associated with impaired left atrial volume and function. The results established the …

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Sep 23

Middle-aged and older adults who are able to achieve ideal control of various cardiovascular risk factors, as well as be active

Middle-aged and older adults who are able to achieve ideal control of various cardiovascular risk factors, as well as be active, are significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life and are likely to have better heart structure and function as measured by echocardiography, suggests a new study published online in Circulation.