Multidetector computed tomography for the detection of left atrial appendage thrombus: a comparative study with transesophageal echocardiography.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic performance of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the detection of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus as compared with transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS Multidetector computed tomography was evaluated in 43 patients qualitatively for the presence or absence of a filling defect in the LAA and… (More)

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@article{Shapiro2007MultidetectorCT, title={Multidetector computed tomography for the detection of left atrial appendage thrombus: a comparative study with transesophageal echocardiography.}, author={Michael D. Shapiro and Tomas G. Neilan and Davinder S Jassal and Bharat Samy and Khurram Nasir and Udo Hoffmann and Ammar Sarwar and Javed Butler and Thomas J. Brady and Ricardo Caldeira Cury}, journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography}, year={2007}, volume={31 6}, pages={905-9} }