Early improvement in left atrial remodeling and function after mitral valve repair or replacement in organic symptomatic mitral regurgitation assessed by three-dimensional echocardiography.

@article{Bihan2015EarlyII,
  title={Early improvement in left atrial remodeling and function after mitral valve repair or replacement in organic symptomatic mitral regurgitation assessed by three-dimensional echocardiography.},
  author={David C S Le Bihan and Dorival Julio Della Togna and Rodrigo Bellio de Mattos Barretto and Jorge Eduardo Assef and L{\'u}cia Romero Machado and Auristela Isabel de Oliveira Ramos and Camilo Abdulmassih Neto and Valdir Ambr{\'o}sio Mois{\'e}s and Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego e Sousa and Orlando Campos},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1122-30}
}
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) dilation is associated with worse prognosis in various clinical situations including chronic mitral regurgitation (MR). Real time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) has allowed a better assessment of LA volumes and function. Little is known about LA size and function in early postoperative period in symptomatic patients with chronic organic MR. We aimed to investigate these aspects. METHODS By means of 3DE, 43 patients with symptomatic chronic organic MR were… CONTINUE READING