Effects of aging on left atrial reservoir, conduit, and booster pump function: a multi-institution acoustic quantification study.

@article{Spencer2001EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of aging on left atrial reservoir, conduit, and booster pump function: a multi-institution acoustic quantification study.},
  author={Kirk Spencer and Victor Mor-Avi and John Gorcsan and Anthony N. Demaria and Thomas R. Kimball and Mark Monaghan and J. C. Espin{\'o}s P{\'e}rez and Lynn Weinert and James E Bednarz and Kathy L Edelman and Oi Ling B Kwan and Betty J. Glascock and Jane Hancock and Chris Baumann and R. M. Lang},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2001},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={272-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of measuring left atrial (LA) function with acoustic quantification (AQ) and then assess the effects of age and sex on LA reservoir, conduit, and booster pump function. PATIENTS AND SETTING 165 subjects without cardiovascular disease, 3-79 years old, were enrolled by six tertiary hospital centres. INTERVENTIONS Continuous LA AQ area data were acquired and signal averaged to form composite waveforms which were analysed off-line. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING