Left atrial impression: a sign of extra-cardiac pathology.

  title={Left atrial impression: a sign of extra-cardiac pathology.},
  author={Johan M. van Rooijen and Lambert F M van den Merkhof},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  volume={9 5},
Compression of the left atrium by extra-cardiac structures is a rare cause of dyspnoea or reduced exercise tolerance and can easily be visualized by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). An impression of the left atrium visualized by TTE could be the first indication of the presence of a pathological structure dorsal to the left atrium; such a structure can, in time, compress the left atrium. The existence of this phenomenon and its clinical implications will be reviewed. The impressing… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
8 Citations
40 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 40 references

failure caused by compression of the left atrium by a thoracic aortic aneurysm

  • GM Satou, FX McGowan, SD Colan
  • 2004

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…