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Place of RV Strain in the Echocardiographic Assessment of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

Hamza Kalkoul*, Saliha Lehachi and Mohamed Chettibi

Right Ventricular (RV) strain plays a crucial role in the echocardiographic assessment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This observational study examined the association between RV strain and clinical characteristics in 52 STEMI patients. The results revealed a high prevalence of altered RV strain, regardless of the STEMI territory. RV strain showed significant correlations with Killip functional class and left ventricular filling pressures. Integration of RV strain in the echocardiographic evaluation improves risk stratification and provides valuable prognostic information for STEMI patients.

Published Date: 2023-06-28; Received Date: 2023-05-31