Table 1

Eligibility criteria of the systematic review

Type of study design
  • Longitudinal (cohort) studies, including placebo limbs of population-based clinical trials

Type of participants/population
  • Adults (>18 years)

  • General population, community/population-based samples or community-dwelling individuals not selected on the basis of disease or clinical status

Type of procedure
  • Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)

Measured parameters (exposure)
  • LV strain measured at rest by STE in any direction of the myocardial motion (ie, global longitudinal strain and/or circumferential strain and/or radial strain and/or transverse strain, and/or any STE-derived parameters, for example, torsion and/or twist)

Type of outcomes
  • Primary outcome: all-cause mortality

  • Secondary outcomes: composite cardiovascular and cardiac end points (see text for details)

Year of publication
  • No limit applied

  • Articles published in English

Publication status
  • Published in a peer-reviewed journal