Doppler echocardiography in suspected lone atrial fibrillation.

  title={Doppler echocardiography in suspected lone atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Carlo Rostagno and Giorgio Galanti and Giuseppe Bertini and Giuseppe Olivo and Gian Franco Gensini},
  volume={49 8},
Echocardiography is frequently required in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) to exclude underlying heart disease. In the present investigation the authors evaluated 56 patients with paroxysmal AF (PAF) (27 men, 29 women, mean age 54+/-11.3 years) in whom lone AF was suspected on clinical grounds. M-mode, B-mode, and Doppler examination were performed and measurements taken according to American Society of Echocardiography criteria. Left atrial diameter, left and right atrial volumes, left… CONTINUE READING