Role of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
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Background: Patients who exhibit signs and indicators of heart failure (HF) but usual or near to ordinary left ventricular ejection fraction are said to have HFpEF, which is an abbreviation for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Our goal was to assess the role that 2D-STE plays in the identification of RV dysfunction in HFpEF patients. Methods: Benha Teaching and Benha University Hospitals were both involved in the research for this study. It was carried out on a total of 100 individuals, each of whom was randomly assigned to one of two groups: group I involving 50 patients diagnosed with HFpEF. The patients who acted as control group were compared to another set of fifty healthy individuals who were the same age and gender. Result: No substantial changes were reported between both groups concerning Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), right ventricular diameter (RVD) (mid, basal, longitudinal) (P = 0.473), and right ventricular fractional area change (RVFAC) (P = 0.12). Conclusion: Patients with HFpEF who have features that are detected by 2D-STE have a much higher risk of experiencing a negative outcome. This is in contrast to the results of traditional 2D echocardiography. These results provide credence to the idea that RV 2D-STE might be used to identify individuals with HFpEF who are at a greater risk for unfavorable cardiac events.
Wael Ahmed Elsayed Ahmed Makled, Ehab Kamel Mostafa Elmeligy, Mahmoud Shawky Abdelmoneum . Role of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Cardiometry; Issue 28; August 2023; p.27-33; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2023.28.2733; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no28-august-2023/role-speckle-tracking-echocardiography