Epsilon Imaging is a proud supporter of The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research in Toronto, Canada.
EchoInsight® visualization and analysis software is now available as an option for participants signing up for the Ted Rogers “Strain Imaging Education Activity,” where users can get firsthand experience on over 30 cases to perform strain on and receive personalized feedback from the Ted Rogers experts themselves.
Proven Technology to Improve Clinical Practice: EchoInsight with Strain Imaging
Recent supportive research using EchoInsight including:
Right Ventricular Strain Is Common in Intubated COVID-19 Patients and Does Not Reflect Severity of Respiratory Illness
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is common and associated with worse outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In non-COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome, RV dysfunction develops due to pulmonary hypoxic vasoconstriction, inflammation, and alveolar overdistension or atelectasis. Although similar pathogenic mechanisms may induce RV dysfunction in COVID-19, other COVID-19-specific pathology, such as pulmonary endothelialitis, thrombosis, or myocarditis, may also affect RV function. We quantified RV dysfunction by echocardiographic strain analysis and investigated its correlation with disease severity, ventilatory parameters, biomarkers, and imaging findings in critically ill COVID-19 patients.
Assessment of Left Ventricular, Right Ventricular, and Left Atrial Strain in Light-Chain Amyloidosis
Primary light chain (AL) amyloidosis is characterized by extracellular deposition of misfolded proteins overproduced by clonal plasma cell dyscrasia. Cardiac involvement represents an important prognostic determinant of survival. Traditionally, serum biomarkers have been used for staging and prognosis (1). Recent research has focused on cardiac imaging techniques such as speckle-tracking echocardiography-derived strain for predictors of adverse outcomes (2).
Echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance based evaluation of myocardial strain and relationship with late gadolinium enhancement
The study sought to: (1) determine the agreement in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) derived strain measurements, (2) compare their reproducibility, (3) determine which approach is best related to CMR late gadolinium enhancement (LGE).