Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is an imaging technique applied to the analysis of left atrial function. STE provides a non-Doppler, angle-independent and objective quantification of left atrial myocardial deformation. Data regarding feasibility, accuracy and clinical applications of left atrial strain are rapidly gathering. This review describes the fundamental concepts of left atrial STE, illustrates its pathophysiological background and discusses its emerging role in systemic arterial hypertension.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine