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Clinical utility of multimodality LA imaging: assessment of size, function, and structure

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To, ACY and Flamm, SD and Marwick, TH and Klein, AL, Clinical utility of multimodality LA imaging: assessment of size, function, and structure, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 4, (7) pp. 788-798. ISSN 1936-878X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.02.018

Abstract

The reservoir, conduit, and contractile functions of the left atrium are integral to overall cardiac performance. Recent advances in cardiac imaging offer the accurate assessment of LA phasic functions and structure, using techniques such as 3-dimensional echocardiography, color tissue Doppler imaging, and speckle tracking, as well as cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. These new developments are particularly important in view of the increasing use of intervention involving the left atrium. This review article highlights and contrasts the imaging of the size, mechanics, and structure of the left atrium using multiple modalities. The authors discuss recent studies on the clinical applications of the various techniques in disease conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cardiac function, cardiac structure, left atrium, multimodality imaging
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90947
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:83
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-05-02
Last Modified:2014-12-17
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