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Echocardiographic evidence of left atrial abnormality in young patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15325943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Usual assessment of left atrial size by 2-dimensional echocardiography in the anteroposterior dimension often underestimates the true atrial size. We compared 15 young patients (< or =50 years old) with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to age-matched controls, and measured atrial size in the inferosuperior and mediolateral dimensions. These additional measurements and atrial volumes were significantly increased compared with control patients, revealing that patients with apparent "lone" paroxysmal atrial fibrillation may have subtle structural abnormalities of the left atrium.
Robert S Phang; Steven M Isserman; Darshak Karia; Natesa G Pandian; Munther K Homoud; Mark S Link; N A Mark Estes; Paul J Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-24     Completed Date:  2004-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / ultrasonography*
Atrial Function, Left / physiology
Cardiac Volume / physiology*
Cardiomegaly / ultrasonography*
Heart Atria / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Reference Values
Retrospective Studies
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / ultrasonography*
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology

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