Myocardial work index: a glimmer of hope in COVID-19.

Published on Jan 22, 2021in European Journal of Echocardiography4.841
· DOI :10.1093/EHJCI/JEAA181
Akshar Jaglan2
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(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Sarah Roemer5
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(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
+ 1 AuthorsBijoy K. Khandheria81
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(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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A precise and accurate assessment of left ventricular (LV) contractility is of utmost importance in terms of prognosis in most cardiac pathologies. Given the limitations of ejection fraction (EF) and global longitudinal strain (GLS) due to their load dependency, a novel imaging tool called myocardial work (MW) has emerged as a promising method for LV performance evaluation. MW is a novel, less load-dependent method based on computation of myocardial strain-arterial blood pressure curves. This me...
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#1Erin Goerlich (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 3
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Purpose of review A growing number of cardiovascular manifestations resulting from the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) have been described since the beginning of this global pandemic. Acute myocardial injury is common in this population and is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The focus of this review centers on the recent applications of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19-related cardiovascular conditions. Recent findings In addition...
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