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Left Atrial Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients with Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis: A Study Using Speckle Tracking and Conventional Echocardiography.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
PloS one
1932-6203
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068718
PMID: 23825701
Source
Medline

Abstract

Although left ventricular systolic function was preserved in patients with CP, the LA reservoir, conduit, and booster functions were impaired. Pericardial restriction and impairment of the LA myocardium may play an important role in the reduction of LA function in patients with CP.

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