Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of left atrial appendage dysfunction in patients with mitral stenosis in sinus rhythm

Guler N., Demirbag R., Ozkara C., Eryonucu B., Gunes A., Tuncer M., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.17, no.8, pp.819-823, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Mitral stenosis (MS) causes left atrial (LA) appendage (LAA) dysfunction resulting in reduced LAA flow velocities. Low LAA peak emptying velocity (PEV), determined by transesophageal echocardiography, is a risk for thrombus formation and systemic embolism.