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Evaluation of left ventricular functions by speckle tracking echocardiography in coarctation patients
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  • Tulay Demircan,
  • Ozgur Kizilca,
  • Nuh Yilmaz,
  • Cüneyt Zihni,
  • Mustafa Kır,
  • Nurettin Unal
Tulay Demircan
Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Saglik Bakanligi Izmir Tepecik Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
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Ozgur Kizilca
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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Nuh Yilmaz
Dokuz Eylül University
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Cüneyt Zihni
Dr. Behçet Uz Çocuk Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Mustafa Kır
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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Nurettin Unal
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
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Abstract

Abstract Background/aim: Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) is a novel method that allows the assessment of regional myocardial function. The aim of our study was to use 2D-STE to assess left ventricular deformation in patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Methods: In this prospective study, patients with CoA (n = 42) and healthy controls (n = 39) were recruited. Children with CoA who visited the outpatient clinic between 2013 and 2014 were included. The data were compared with those obtained from the sex- and age-matched controls. Results: The mean age of the patients was 5.8 ± 4.5 years. Global longitidinal strain based on all three apical views and total global strain values did not appear to be different between the patient and the control group (p = 0.59, p = 0.51, p = 0.15, p = 0.38). Hypertension was detected in 14 (33.3%) patients with CoA. There were significant differences between the global longitudinal strain values of the normotensive CoA subgroup and the hypertensive CoA subgroup (p < .05). Conclusions: In our study, we found that 2D-STE total strain analysis of patients with CoA was not different from comparative healthy controls. However, we determined that 2D-STE parameters were lower in the hypertensive CoA subgroup compared to the normotensive CoA subgroup.

Peer review status:Published

05 Nov 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
06 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
06 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
06 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Jan 20211st Revision Received
23 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
23 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
23 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
11 Feb 2021Published in Echocardiography. 10.1111/echo.14993