Impaired left atrial function after heart transplantation: disparate contribution of donor and recipient atrial components studied on-line with quantitative echocardiography.

@article{Cresci1995ImpairedLA,
  title={Impaired left atrial function after heart transplantation: disparate contribution of donor and recipient atrial components studied on-line with quantitative echocardiography.},
  author={Sharon Cresci and James A Goldstein and Hiram Cardona and Alan D. Waggoner and J. C. Espin{\'o}s P{\'e}rez},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={647-53}
}
BACKGROUND Because of a lack of noninvasive techniques, left atrial function after orthotopic heart transplantation has not been well characterized. METHODS Global left atrial performance and the relative contributions of donor and recipient atrial components were assessed with transthoracic echocardiography with on-line automated border detection in 20 patients with normal left ventricular systolic function 1 to 6 years (mean 3.5 +/- 0.3 years [standard error]) after heart transplantation… CONTINUE READING