Prognostic Value of Feature-Tracking Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain in Severe Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation: A Multicenter Study.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature-tracking-derived right ventricular (RV) free wall longitudinal strain (RVFWLS) in a large multicenter population of patients with severe functional tricuspid regurgitation. BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation imposes a volume overload on the RV that can lead to progressive RV dilation and dysfunction. Overt RV dysfunction is associated with poor prognosis and increased operative risk. Abnormalities of myocardial strain may provide the earliest evidence of ventricular dysfunction. CMR feature-tracking techniques now allow assessment of strain from routine cine images, without specialized pulse sequences. Whether abnormalities of RV strain measured using CMR feature tracking have prognostic value in patients with tricuspid regurgitation is unknown. METHODS: Consecutive patients with severe functional tricuspid regurgitation undergoing CMR at 4 U.S. medical centers were included in this study. Feature-tracking RVFWLS was calculated from 4-chamber cine views. The primary endpoint was all-cause death. Cox proportional hazards regression modeling was used to examine the independent association between RVFWLS and death. The incremental prognostic value of RVFWLS was assessed in nested models. RESULTS: Of the 544 patients in this study, 128 died during a median follow-up of 6 years. By Kaplan-Meier analysis, patients with RVFWLS ≥median (-16%) had significantly reduced event-free survival compared with those with RVFWLS 

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Cited Authors

  • Romano, S; Dell'atti, D; Judd, RM; Kim, RJ; Weinsaft, JW; Kim, J; Heitner, JF; Hahn, RT; Farzaneh-Far, A

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1561 - 1568

PubMed ID

  • 33865769

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8349765

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1876-7591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.02.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States