Left atrial appendage flow velocity as a quantitative surrogate parameter for thromboembolic risk: determinants and relationship to spontaneous echocontrast and thrombus formation--a transesophageal echocardiographic study in 500 patients with cerebral ischemia.


BACKGROUND Hemostasis in the left atrial (LA) appendage (LAA) is an important cause in the formation of thrombi. Determination of the LAA flow velocity (LAAV) could be a quantitative parameter for estimating thromboembolic risk. The objective of this study was to: (1) determine the relationship between LAAV and qualitative parameters with elevated… (More)


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