Differential Left Atrial Remodeling in LV Diastolic Dysfunction and Mitral Regurgitation
Maiello, Maria M.D.*; Sharma, Rakesh K. M.D., F.A.C.C.†; Matteo, Ciccone M. M.D.‡; Reddy, Humananth K. M.D., F.A.C.C.†; Palmiero, Pasquale M.D., F.I.S.C.U.*
*AS Department of Cardiology, Brindisi District, Italy
†University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Cardiology Chair, El Dorado, Arkansas
‡University of Bari, Cardiology Chair, Bari, Italy
Address for correspondence and reprint requests: Pasquale Palmiero, M.D., ASL BR, Department of Cardiology, 72100, Brindisi, Italy, via Francia 47. Fax: +39-0831-536556; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective:: Chronic pressure and volume overload may cause different type of left atrial (LA) remodeling in left atrial enlargement (LAE) leading to different cardiovascular outcomes. These two different patterns of LA remodeling can be discriminated by LA eccentricity index (LAEi). The goal of our study was to evaluate an association between LAEi, LV diastolic dysfunction (LVDD), and mitral regurgitation (MR). Method: LAEi was calculated from 3D of left atrium (LA): anteroposterior (D1), superoinferior (D2), mediolateral (D3), and LAEi = D2×2/ (D1+D3). LAE was described as elongated left atrium (EA) if LAEi >= 1.27, and spherical left atrium (SA) if LAEi <1,27.
DISFUNÇÃO DIASTÓLICA LEVA A UM REMODELAMENTO DO ÁTRIO TIPO ALONGADO E REFLUXO MITRAL AO TIPO ESFÉRICO.
ACHEI UM ÍNDICE BEM LEGAL, FÁCIL DE FAZER E QUE NOS DÁ UMA BOA IDÉIA DE COMO TRATAR O PACIENTE.
E TEM CLÍNICO QUE FALA QUE ECOCARDIO É FIRULA DE CARDIOLOGISTA...