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New echocardiographic techniques for evaluation of left atrial mechanics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22909795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Until recently the left atrium had been subordinate to the left ventricle, but cardiologists now recognize that left atrial (LA) function is indispensable to normal circulatory performance. Transthoracic two-dimensional (2D) and Doppler echocardiography can elucidate parameters of LA function non-invasively. Yet, with the advent of 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography, we are able to detect early LA dysfunction even before structural changes occur. This is pivotal in some common disease states, such as atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and heart failure, in which LA deformation parameters can influence clinical management. However, a unique standardized technique to investigate LA deformation needs to be validated.
Maria Chiara Todaro; Indrajit Choudhuri; Marek Belohlavek; Arshad Jahangir; Scipione Carerj; Lilia Oreto; Bijoy K Khandheria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review     Date:  2012-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging     Volume:  13     ISSN:  2047-2412     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  2013-05-27     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101573788     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  973-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Atrial Function, Left / physiology*
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Atria / anatomy & histology,  physiopathology*,  ultrasonography*
Heart Failure / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Diseases / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Hypertension / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Grant Support
R01HL089542-04/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01HL101240-04/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Comment In:
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May;14(5):500-1   [PMID:  23313917 ]
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May;14(5):500   [PMID:  23720826 ]

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