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Left atrial dimension on the frontal thoracic radiograph: a method for assessing left atrial enlargement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  146418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left atrium size on the frontal radiograph was assessed by measuring the distance from the middle of the "double density" to the left main bronchus in 148 normal patients and 48 consecutive patients with echocardiographic evidence of left atrial enlargement. The measurement was less than 7.0 cm in 96% of normal patients and greater than 7.0 cm in 90% of patients with left atrial enlargement. This measurement is more easily obtainable than measurements and signs requiring a cardiac series, and is usually readily available for sequential evaluations of left atrial size. It is a less reliable gauge of left atrial size in children.
C B Higgins; R T Reinke; N E Jones; T Broderick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-21     Completed Date:  1978-03-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / radiography*
Child, Preschool
Heart Atria / radiography*
Heart Diseases / radiography
Middle Aged
Radiography, Thoracic*

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