Atrial tissue Doppler imaging for prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation.

  title={Atrial tissue Doppler imaging for prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Cees B de Vos and Bob Weijs and Harry J. Crijns and Emile C. Cheriex and Andrea Palmans and Jos H M Habets and Martin H. Prins and Ron Pisters and Robby Nieuwlaat and Robert G. Tieleman},
  volume={95 10},
BACKGROUND The total atrial conduction time (TACT) is an independent predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF). A new transthoracic echocardiographic tool to determine TACT by tissue Doppler imaging (PA-TDI (the time from the initiation of the P wave on the ECG (lead II) to the A' wave on the lateral left atrial tissue Doppler tracing)) has been developed recently. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that measurement of PA-TDI enables prediction of new-onset AF. METHODS 249 Patients without a… CONTINUE READING


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