Fibrillatory wave amplitude as a marker of left atrial and left atrial appendage function, and a predictor of thromboembolic risk in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis.


BACKGROUND Patients with mitral stenosis, especially those with atrial fibrillation, are at increased risk for thromboembolic complications. Size of the left atrium, left atrial appendage dysfunction and severity of mitral stenosis are known risk factors for thromboembolism in patients with mitral stenosis. It has been postulated that F-wave amplitude on… (More)