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PECORA, Matías et al. Strain of the left atrium by speckle tracking: description of protocol for its measurement “step by step”. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.1, pp.182-200. ISSN 0797-0048.

Based on the available evidence and work experience of the GEnotipo, Fenotipo y Ambiente de la HiperTensión arterial en el UruguaY (GEFA-HT-UY) cohort, a “step by step” protocol for the acquisition and measurement of the left atrial strain is described, both as a global and segmentary analysis (“bull’s eye” like ) using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography.

Keywords : Left atrial function; Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography; Two-dimensional strain; Protocols.

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