sexta-feira, setembro 11, 2009
Volume do átrio esquerdo, sempre.
The Relationship of Left Atrial Volume and Left Atrial Pressure in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Echocardiographic and Cardiac Catheterization Study
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue: Volume 22(8), August 2009, p 961–966
Left atrial enlargement reflects chronic changes associated with diastolic dysfunction and decreased left ventricular compliance inherent to HCM. Although LAVI has poor specificity for predicting elevated left ventricular filling pressures, a normal LAVI is a reliable indicator of normal ventricular filling pressures at rest.