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., ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, cilt.9, sa.4, ss.345-351, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1542-474x.2004.94573.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.345-351


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.