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Left Atrial Volume by Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: Validation by 64-Slice Multidetector Computed Tomography.
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PMID:  21530166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) enlargement has been acknowledged as a significant predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. METHODS: To evaluate the accuracy of two-dimensional and three-dimensional echocardiography for determining LA volume, LA volume measurements by echocardiography were compared with those measured by 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) as a reference standard. RESULTS: Fifty-seven consecutive patients (mean age, 66 ± 11 years; 59% men) referred to echocardiography and MDCT on the same day were prospectively evaluated. LA volume by three-dimensional echocardiography was correlated closely with that by MDCT (r = 0.95, P < .0001), with 8% underestimation. LA volume by two-dimensional echocardiography was correlated less well with that measured by MDCT (r = 0.86, P < .0001) and consistently underestimated LA volume by 19%, particularly as the left atrium enlarged. CONCLUSIONS: LA volume assessment by three-dimensional echocardiography was correlated closely with that measured by MDCT, albeit with an 8% underestimation. Three-dimensional echocardiography is a feasible noninvasive method to evaluate LA volume.
Yoko Miyasaka; Satoshi Tsujimoto; Hirofumi Maeba; Fumio Yuasa; Kazuya Takehana; Kinuko Dote; Toshiji Iwasaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine II, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Japan.
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