Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of left atrial appendage dysfunction in patients with mitral stenosis in sinus rhythm


Guler N., Demirbag R., Ozkara C., Eryonucu B., Gunes A., Tuncer M., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.17, no.8, pp.819-823, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.echo.2004.04.022
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-823

Abstract

Background: Mitral stenosis (MS) causes left atrial (LA) appendage (LAA) dysfunction resulting in reduced LAA flow velocities. Low LAA peak emptying velocity (PEV), determined by transesophageal echocardiography, is a risk for thrombus formation and systemic embolism.