Evaluation of left atrial appendage functions in patients with thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast in left atrial appendage by using color Doppler tissue imaging


TOPSAKAL R., ERYOL N., Cicek Y. , SAGLAM H., SEYFELI E., ABACI A., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.9, no.4, pp.345-351, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1542-474x.2004.94573.x
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-351

Abstract

Objective: Thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) develops in the left atrial appendage (LAA) when LAA function is disturbed. Decrease of left atrial appendage emptying velocity shows LAA dysfunction. The purpose of this study is to examine the incidence of SEC and/or thrombus in LAA in patients with acute myocardial infarction and to assess the LAA function using color Doppler tissue imaging (CDTI) of the patients with detected SEC and/or thrombus.