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Electrical dissociation within the left atrium and left atrial appendage diagnosed with transesophageal echocardiography.
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PMID:  20434878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors describe the case of a 79-year-old man with prior mitral valve repair and a maze procedure who developed recurrent atrial fibrillation, in whom transesophageal echocardiography revealed an accessory lobe of the left atrial appendage in sinus rhythm when the remaining body of the left atrial appendage was in atrial fibrillation or flutter. Electrophysiology confirmed dissociated rhythm within the left atrium. This case emphasizes the need for careful Doppler interrogation of the left atrial appendage and its lobes to look for dissociated atrial rhythm.
Authors:
Tasneem Z Naqvi; Reza Rafie; David Cesario
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1113.e1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Echocardiographic Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. tnaqvi@usc.edu
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