Disturbed left atrial mechanical function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a speckle tracking study.

@article{Henein2012DisturbedLA,
  title={Disturbed left atrial mechanical function in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a speckle tracking study.},
  author={Mark Henein and Ying Zhao and Michael y. Henein and Per ‐ Arne Lindqvist},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={437-41}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess left atrial (LA) intrinsic myocardial function and its relationship to left ventricular (LV) filling pattern in a group of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. METHODS Twenty-three PAF patients (age 68 ± 7 year, 10 males) were studied using speckle tracking echocardiography and compared with 18 age and sex matched controls. LA segmental longitudinal strain (S), strain rate (SR) and myocardial velocities during atrial systole were measured as were LA… CONTINUE READING