Déformation du ventricule droit (strain) dans l'insuffisance cardiaque: perspective clinique

Translated title of the contribution: Right ventricular strain in heart failure: Clinical perspective

Marijana Tadic, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Cesare Cuspidi, Daniel A. Morris, Franziska Burkhardt, Ana Baudisch, Sabine Haßfeld, Carsten Tschöpe, Burket Pieske

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The number of studies demonstrating the importance of right ventricular remodelling in a wide range of cardiovascular diseases has increased in the past two decades. Speckle-tracking imaging provides new variables that give comprehensive information about right ventricular function and mechanics. In this review, we summarize current knowledge of right ventricular mechanics in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Ovid and Embase databases for studies published from January 2000 to December 2016 in the English language using the following keywords: “right ventricle” “strain” “speckle tracking” “heart failure with reduced ejection fraction” and “heart failure with preserved ejection fraction”. Investigations showed that right ventricular dysfunction is associated with higher cardiovascular and overall mortality in patients with heart failure, irrespective of ejection fraction. The number of studies investigating right ventricular strain in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is constantly increasing, whereas data on right ventricular mechanics in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction are limited. Given the high feasibility, accuracy and clinical implications of right ventricular strain in the population with heart failure, it is of great importance to try to include the evaluation of right ventricular strain as a regular part of each echocardiographic examination in patients with heart failure. However, further investigations are necessary to establish right ventricular strain as a standard variable for decision-making.

Translated title of the contributionRight ventricular strain in heart failure: Clinical perspective
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)562-571
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Heart failure
  • Preserved ejection fraction
  • Reduced ejection fraction
  • Right ventricle
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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