Cardiac imaging for assessment of left atrial appendage stasis and thrombosis

@article{Romero2014CardiacIF,
  title={Cardiac imaging for assessment of left atrial appendage stasis and thrombosis},
  author={Jorge E. Romero and Jie Jane Cao and Mario J. Garcia and Cynthia C. Taub},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={470-480}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most-common arrhythmia in the elderly population (age >65 years). The left atrial appendage (LAA) is the main location of thrombus formation, predominantly in patients with nonvalvular AF. This Review is focused on the pathophysiology, assessment, and clinical implications of stasis (or spontaneous echocardiographic contrast; SEC) and thrombus formation in the LAA. The gold-standard modality for assessment of SEC and thrombus in the LAA is echocardiography… 

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