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Left and right atrial size and the occurrence predictors in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17692946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate left and right atrial volume in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and to select the best clinical variables to predict the occurrence of PAF. 157 patients and 106 normal subjects were enrolled. In patients with PAF, right atrial volume and dimension were all significantly greater (P<0.001 approximately 0.05). Left atrial (LA) volume were obviously higher (P<0.01) before correction for age. Atrial dilation and right atrial shape remoding are evident compared to normal controls. Patients are more prone to PAF occurrence if they have increased LA anterior-posterior diameter, greater P maximum and advancing age.
Authors:
Qiqiong Cui; Wei Zhang; Hu Wang; Xin Sun; Huanyi Yang; Xianqiang Meng; Yun Zhang; Hao Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2007-08-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2009-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Atrial Fibrillation / pathology,  physiopathology*
Echocardiography
Heart Atria / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Humans
Middle Aged
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