Echocardiographic evaluation of the left atrium and left atrial appendage function in patients with atrial septum aneurysm: implications for thromboembolic complications.

@article{Goch2007EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of the left atrium and left atrial appendage function in patients with atrial septum aneurysm: implications for thromboembolic complications.},
  author={Aleksander Goch and Maciej Banach and Grzegorz Piotrowski and Iwona Szadkowska and Jan Henryk Goch},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={365-70}
}
BACKGROUND Our study aimed to assess left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) function in patients with atrial septum aneurysm (ASA) and to relate it to thromboembolic complications. METHODS The study group comprised 25 patients with isolated ASA (group I) and 17 clinically healthy subjects (control group = group II). Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography were performed in all investigated patients. RESULTS In group I, the following parameters were significantly higher… CONTINUE READING

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