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Diagnostic importance of fibrillatory wave amplitude: a clue to echocardiographic left atrial size and etiology of atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  2971749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The electrocardiographic fibrillatory wave amplitude in 148 patients with atrial fibrillation was measured. To assess its diagnostic importance in relation to the left atrial size and underlying etiology, M-mode echocardiography was performed on 89 patients. The patients are classified according to the type of atrial fibrillation (paroxysmal or chronic), the f wave amplitude (coarse or fine), and the underlying etiology (rheumatic or nonrheumatic). The average fibrillatory f wave amplitude and echocardiographic left atrial size in chronic and rheumatic atrial fibrillation are significantly greater than in paroxysmal and chronic nonrheumatic patients. Furthermore, the fibrillatory f wave amplitude correlates strongly with the echocardiographic left atrial size.
M H Aysha; A S Hassan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0022-0736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-16     Completed Date:  1988-11-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Department, Al-Jahra Hospital, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*
Cardiomegaly / complications
Heart Atria / pathology*
Heart Diseases / complications*
Middle Aged

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