Effects of left atrial enlargement on atrial transmembrane potentials and structure in dogs with mitral valve fibrosis.

@article{Boyden1982EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of left atrial enlargement on atrial transmembrane potentials and structure in dogs with mitral valve fibrosis.},
  author={P. Boyden and L. Tilley and T. Pham and S. Liu and J. J. Fenoglic and A. L. Wit},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={
          1896-908
        }
}
The effects of left atrial enlargement on atrial cell electrophysiology and structure were studied in dogs with mitral valve fibrosis. Thirteen dogs (Groups I) had left atrial enlargement and intermittent atrial arrhythmias; 10 dogs (Group II) had left atrial enlargement and chronic atrial fibrillation. The resting and action potentials of cells in isolated preparations from the enlarged left atrium were found not to differ from those in the nonenlarged right atrium or in the atrium of control… Expand
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