Left atrial transverse diameter on computed tomography angiography can accurately diagnose left atrial enlargement in patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Sohrabi2015LeftAT,
  title={Left atrial transverse diameter on computed tomography angiography can accurately diagnose left atrial enlargement in patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Sahand Sohrabi and Michael Hope and David Saloner and Alexander W. Keedy and David M. Naeger and Maria Clara N Lorca and Karen Gomes Ordovas},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={214-7}
}
PURPOSE Left atrial (LA) enlargement is associated with increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events. We assessed the accuracy of LA transverse and antero-posterior (AP) diameters obtained from chest computed tomography (CT) angiography in patients with atrial fibrillation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nongated contrast-enhanced 64-slice multidetector CT angiography (slice thickness of 0.625 to 1.25 mm) was used to measure the volume and transverse and AP diameters of the LA in 222 subjects. The… CONTINUE READING