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, cilt.47, ss.111-121, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2019.39482
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.111-121

Özet

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).