Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki
Polskiej Akademii Nauk


Jakub Strzelczyk

Ostatnie publikacje
1.  Strzelczyk J., Kalinowski P., Zieniewicz K., Szmigielski C., Byra M., Styczyński G., The influence of surgical weight reduction on left atrial strain, Obesity Surgery, ISSN: 0960-8923, DOI: 10.1007/s11695-021-05710-5, Vol.31, pp.5243-5250, 2021

Background: Obesity increases and surgical weight reduction decreases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that surgically induced weight loss may favorably affect left atrial (LA) mechanical function measured by longitudinal strain, which has recently emerged as an independent imaging biomarker of increased AF and HF risk. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated echocardiograms performed before and 12.2 ± 2.2 months after bariatric surgery in 65 patients with severe obesity (mean age 39 [36; 47] years, 72% of females) with no known cardiac disease or arrhythmia. The LA mechanical function was measured by the longitudinal strain using the semi-automatic speckle tracking method. Results: After surgery, body mass index decreased from 43.72 ± 4.34 to 30.04 ± 4.33 kg/m2. We observed a significant improvement in all components of the LA strain. LA reservoir strain (LASR) and LA conduit strain (LASCD) significantly increased (35.7% vs 38.95%, p = 0.0005 and − 19.6% vs − 24.4%, p < 0.0001) and LA contraction strain (LASCT) significantly decreased (− 16% vs − 14%, p = 0.0075). There was a significant correlation between an increase in LASR and LASCD and the improvement in parameters of left ventricular diastolic and longitudinal systolic function (increase in E’ and MAPSE). Another significant correlation was identified between the decrease in LASCT and an improvement in LA function (decrease in A’). Conclusions: The left atrial mechanical function improves after bariatric surgery. It is partially explained by the beneficial effect of weight reduction on the left ventricular diastolic and longitudinal systolic function. This effect may contribute to decreased risk of AF and HF after bariatric surgery.

Słowa kluczowe:
left atrial strain, bariatric surgery, atrial fibrillation, heart failure

Afiliacje autorów:
Strzelczyk J. - inna afiliacja
Kalinowski P. - Medical University of Warsaw (PL)
Zieniewicz K. - Medical University of Warsaw (PL)
Szmigielski C. - Medical University of Warsaw (PL)
Byra M. - IPPT PAN
Styczyński G. - Medical University of Warsaw (PL)

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