Left atrial appendage 2D-strain assessed by transesophageal echocardiography is associated with thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

Saracoglu E., Ural D., Kilic S., Vuruskan E., ŞAHİN T., AĞAÇDİKEN AĞIR A.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.47, no.2, pp.111-121, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of left atrial appendage (LAA) mechanics assessed using 2-dimensional (2D)-strain analysis of the gray scale images obtained during transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to the conventional LAA functional parameters, CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score, and the presence of spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) and/or LAA thrombus in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).