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


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


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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cardiac function, cardiac structure, left atrium, multimodality imaging
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90947
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:171
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-05-02
Last Modified:2014-12-17

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