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AIMS Left atrium (LA) gradually enlarges with the time course of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to examine whether the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor could prevent LA(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diastolic fibrillation of the anterior mitral leaflet (AML) is seen in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, its clinical significance has been unclear. On the other(More)
This prospective study aimed to identify the relation of gender and interatrial dyssynchrony on tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) to the prediction of the progression to chronic atrial fibrillation (CAF)(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to clarify the characteristics of diastolic flow velocity pattern of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy(More)
We performed transthoracic echocardiography during sinus rhythm in elderly nonvalvular paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (NV-PAF) patients (> or =65 years) with cerebral infarction and in patients(More)