For pragmatic clinical purposes, we recommend Tau measurement in patients with either MR or AI:
Keeping the classical Tau on mind; a universal Tau is becoming clearer and clearer on the horizon. All the formulas for universal Tau are here:
“The beauty of Nature lies in her simplicity.” Dr Quan Wang, a fellow of Royal Society of Canada applauded those formulas.
Again, the universal Tau will reveal another secret, symmetry of cardiac function assessment.
Applying it on four Doppler indexes, 17 new approaches came out of the shadow. Dr Sherif Nagueh told me those 17 new approaches might be very helpful, especially for RV and diastolic function assessment.
We don’t know yet what will come next. Everyone is welcomed to try their luck in this new area.
So, it is safe to say Tau will revolutionize cardiac function assessment.
But, we have a lion in the way, the Harvard method of Tau measurement.