In adults with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), it has been demonstrated that global longitudinal and circumferential strain have value in addition to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in predicting the risk of mortality, heart transplantation, and hospitalization for worsening heart failure (1). Measures that predict disease progression and outcome in children with DCM are needed. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the predictive value of left ventricular (LV) global peak strain in the outcome in children with DCM. [...],
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Department of Pediatrics

den Boer, S.L, Du Marchie Sarvaas, G.J, Klitsie, L.M, van Iperen, G.G, Tanke, R, Helbing, W.A, … ten Harkel, A.D.J. (2016). Longitudinal Strain as Risk Factor for Outcome in Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 9(9), 1121–1122. doi:10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.10.008