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Prognostic value of CMR feature tracking Global Longitudinal Strain in a large multicenter population.

Dr Romano and colleagues carried out a study including 1012 patients with ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy from 4 US centers. The patients were followed for a median period of 4.4 years. Feature-tracking based global longitudinal strain (GLS) was calculated from 3 long-axis cine-views using QStrain software application. They found from this large study that the GLS was independently associated with death in both ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy subgroups.

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