Aortic atherosclerotic plaque and long-term prognosis in patients with atrial fibrillation-a transesophageal echocardiography study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Both left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LASEC) and aortic atherosclerotic plaque (AoP) ≥ 4.0 mm in thickness are predictors of cardiovascular events after stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate impact of AoP ≥ 4.0 mm or LASEC on cardiovascular events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and… (More)

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Okura2013AorticAP, title={Aortic atherosclerotic plaque and long-term prognosis in patients with atrial fibrillation-a transesophageal echocardiography study.}, author={Hiroyuki Okura and Toru Kataoka and Minoru Yoshiyama and Junichi Yoshikawa and Kiyoshi Yoshida}, journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society}, year={2013}, volume={77 1}, pages={68-72} }