Assessment of echocardiographic left atrial size: how accurate do we need to be?

@article{Hoit2012AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of echocardiographic left atrial size: how accurate do we need to be?},
  author={Brian D. Hoit},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={778-80}
}
Growing interest in left atrial (LA) size is motivated by the recognition of its importance as: 1) a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (2); 2) a biomarker integrating the magnitude and duration of diastolic left ventricular (LV) function (3); and 3) a determinant of success of the various procedures available for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (4). Many laboratories continue to use 1and 2-dimensional measurements of the left atrium despite the greater accuracy and… CONTINUE READING

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