Prognostic value of short-deceleration time of mitral inflow E velocity: implications in patients with atrial fibrillation and left-ventricular systolic dysfunction.

OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the contribution of an initially shortened deceleration time of mitral inflow E velocity (E-wave DT) to predict survival in patients with left-ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in atrial fibrillation (AF) and in sinus rhythm (SR). BACKGROUND To date, few data are available concerning the… CONTINUE READING