quinta-feira, fevereiro 26, 2009

Função do átrio esquerdo na ICD.

Left Atrial Function in Diastolic Heart Failure
Mustafa Kurt, MD; Jianwen Wang, PhD, MD; Guillermo Torre-Amione, PhD, MD and Sherif F. Nagueh, MD

From the Department of Cardiology, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2009;2:10-15
Conclusions— Patients with DHF have increased LV mass and LA volume in comparison with normal controls, but not versus patients with LV hypertrophy who are not in heart failure. On the other hand, LAS strain is significantly reduced and LA stiffness is the most accurate index in identifying patients with DHF.
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