How to do la strain

Jens Uwe Voigt, Georgiana Gratiela Malaescu, Kristina Haugaa, Luigi Badano

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Modern speckle tracking allows the assessment of atrial strain in the clinic. The approach is new, lacks standardization and the user might encounter several problems in its routine use. This article provides guidance on how avoid pitfalls and how to perform reliable and reproducible atrial strain measurements according to current recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-717
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2020


  • Left Atrial Function
  • Left Atrial Strain
  • Left Atrium
  • Recommendations
  • Speckle Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this