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Left atrial appendage function in patients with atrial flutter.

Authors
  • Omran, H1
  • Jung, W
  • Rabahieh, R
  • MacCarter, D
  • Illien, S
  • Rang, B
  • Hagendorff, A
  • Schimpf, R
  • Lüderitz, B
  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Publication Date
September 1997
Volume
78
Issue
3
Pages
250–254
Identifiers
PMID: 9391286
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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