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JCU 2017 September;25(3) :91-97.
Published online 2017 September 28.
Current Awareness and Use of the Strain Echocardiography in Routine Clinical Practices: Result of a Nationwide Survey in Korea
Ju-Hee Lee, MD1, Jae-Hyeong Park, MD2, Seung Woo Park, MD3, Woo-Shik Kim, MD4, Il Suk Sohn, MD5, Jung Yeon Chin, MD6, Jung Sun Cho, MD7, Ho-Joong Youn, MD8, Hae Ok Jung, MD8, Sun Hwa Lee, MD9, Seong-Hwan Kim, MD10, Wook-Jin Chung, MD11, Chi Young Shim, MD12, Jin-Won Jeong, MD13, Eui-Young Choi, MD14, Se-Joong Rim, MD14, Jang-Young Kim, MD15, Kye Hun Kim, MD16, Joon-Han Shin, MD17, Dae-Hee Kim, MD18, Ung Jeon, MD19, Jung Hyun Choi, MD20, Yong-Jin Kim, MD21, Seung Jae Joo, MD22, Ki-Hong Kim, MD23, Kyoung Im Cho, MD24, and Goo-Yeong Cho, MD25
1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea
2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
3Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
4Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
5Department of Cardiology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea
6Division of Cardiology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
7Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea
8Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
9Department of Cardiology, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
10Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea
11Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gil Hospital, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea
12Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
13Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Hospital, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Iksan, Korea
14Heart Center, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
15Department of Internal Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
16Department of Cardiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
17Department of Cardiology, Ajou University Medical Centre, Suwon, Korea
18Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
19Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
20Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea
21Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
22Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
23Division of Cardiology, Heart Center, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea
24Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
25Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University and Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jae-Hyeong Park ,Tel: +82-42-280-7187, Fax: +82-42-280-8238, Email: jaehpark@cnu.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Background:
Because conventional echocardiographic parameters have several limitations, strain echocardiography has often been introduced in clinical practice. However, there are also obstacles in using it in clinical practice. Therefore, we wanted to find the current status of awareness on using strain echocardiography in Korea.
Methods:
We conducted a nationwide survey to evaluate current use and awareness of strain echocardiography from the members of the Korean Society of Echocardiography.
Results:
We gathered total 321 questionnaires from 25 cardiology centers in Korea. All participants were able to perform or interpret echocardiographic examinations. All participating institutions performed strain echocardiography. Most of our study participants (97%) were aware of speckle tracking echocardiography and 185 (58%) performed it for clinical and research purposes. Two-dimensional strain echocardiography was the most commonly used modality and left ventricle (LV) was the most commonly used cardiac chamber (99%) for clinical purposes. Most of the participants (89%) did not think LV strain can replace LV ejection fraction (LVEF) in their clinical practice. The common reasons for not performing routine use of strain echocardiography was diversity of strain measurements and lack of normal reference value. Many participants had a favorable view of the future of strain echocardiography.
Conclusion:
Most of our study participants were aware of strain echocardiography, and all institutions performed strain echocardiography for clinical and research purposes. However, they did not think the LV strain values could replace LVEF. The diversity of strain measurements and lack of normal reference values were common reasons for not using strain echocardiography in clinical practice.
Keywords: Awareness · Strain echocardiography · Survey
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