Left atrial appendage function in patients with atrial flutter.
Department of Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany.
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Heart (British Cardiac Society)
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Left atrial appendage function is depressed and spontaneous echo contrast more frequent in patients with atrial flutter and intermittent atrial fibrillation, as opposed to patients with pure atrial flutter. These data support the concept that patients with atrial flutter and intermittent atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of thromboembolic events and should therefore receive adequate anticoagulant treatment.
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