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Strain rate evaluation of phasic atrial function in hypertension
  1. Z Guan1,
  2. D Zhang1,
  3. K Qiu2
  1. 1
    First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
  2. 2
    Shantou International Eye Centre (JSIEC), Shantou University Medical College, P.R. China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Di Zhang, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China; qiukl{at}yahoo.com.hk

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To the editor: We were interested to read the excellent work by Eshoo et al,1 which investigated phasic atrial function in patients with mild hypertension by using strain and strain rate. One of their main conclusions was that mild hypertension resulted in a reduction in left atrial (LA) conduit volume although maximal LA volume was unchanged. They reported that the early diastolic …

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