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Revista chilena de cardiología

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VEGA, Julián et al. Left ventricular hypertrophy with a characteristic strain pattern. Rev Chil Cardiol [online]. 2017, vol.36, n.3, pp.249-253. ISSN 0718-8560.

A 68 year-old male, with no past medical history, presented progressive shortness of breath on exertion and leg edema during the previous year. Trans-thoracic echocardiography depicted; severe left ventricular hypertrophy with mild systolic dysfunction (LVEF 50% biplane Simpson’s method), severe diastolic dysfunction and moderate left atrial enlargement. Left ventricular myocardial deformation imaging by two-dimensional speckle-tracking was paramount for elucidating the differential diagnosis.

Keywords : Left Ventricular Hypertrophy; speckle tracking echocardiography.

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