Title

Time to twist: marker of systolic dysfunction in Africans with hypertension

Aurora Affiliations

Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/ Aurora St Luke’s Medical Centers

Abstract

AIMS: Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) has emerged as a quantitative technique to assess left ventricular (LV) function via twist mechanics. Hypertension-associated changes in LV twist have not been previously evaluated in African patients with LV systolic dysfunction. This study evaluates LV twist dynamics in hypertensive patients with a low ejection fraction (EF).

METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-one hypertensive patients with EF

CONCLUSIONS: LV twist in patients with hypertension and EF ,45% is diminished. Apical rotation and net twist are good correlates for EF in hypertensive patients with EF ,45%.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

22918406

DOI

10.1093/ehjci/jes175