Global Left Ventricular Longitudinal Systolic Strain for Early Risk Assessment in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated with Primary Percutaneous Intervention

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 04/03/2012

In a large population of patients with STEMI, global longitudinal strain (GLS) and wall motion score index (WMSI) were comparable and both superior for early risk assessment compared with volume–based left ventricular function indicators such as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and ESVI. Compared with WMSI, the advantage of GLS is the provision of a semiautomated quantitative measure.

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