Global longitudinal strain is a strong independent predictor of all-cause mortality in patients with aortic stenosis
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, 07/11/2012
Kearney LG et al. – Global longitudinal strain (GLS) detects subclinical dysfunction and has incremental prognostic value over traditional risk markers including haemodynamic severity, symptom class, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Incorporation of GLS into risk models may improve the identification of the optimal timing for AV replacement.