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Healthcare 2019, 7(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7010005

Is Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain by Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Sepsis Cardiomyopathy Ready for Prime Time Use in the ICU?

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
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Received: 1 November 2018 / Revised: 23 December 2018 / Accepted: 25 December 2018 / Published: 3 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Outcome of Sepsis)
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Myocardial deformation imaging (strain imaging) is a technique to directly quantify the extent of myocardial contractility and overcomes several of the limitations of ejection fraction. The application of the most commonly used strain imaging method; speckle-tracking echocardiography to patients with sepsis cardiomyopathy heralds an exciting development to the field. However; the body of evidence and knowledge on the utility, feasibility and prognostic value of left ventricular global longitudinal strain in sepsis cardiomyopathy is still evolving. We conducted a review of literature on utility of left ventricular global longitudinal strain in sepsis cardiomyopathy. We discuss the role of left ventricular global longitudinal strain in mortality prediction, utility and limitations of the technique in the context of sepsis cardiomyopathy. View Full-Text
Keywords: sepsis cardiomyopathy; left ventricular function; global longitudinal strain sepsis cardiomyopathy; left ventricular function; global longitudinal strain
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Velagapudi, V.M.; Pidikiti, R.; Tighe, D.A. Is Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain by Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Sepsis Cardiomyopathy Ready for Prime Time Use in the ICU? Healthcare 2019, 7, 5.

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