Multiplane transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of left atrial appendage anatomy and function.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Anatomic indexes of the LAA are dependent on the plane in which the appendage is viewed. Greater LAA neck width and cross-sectional area are observed at 135 degrees than at 45 degrees or 90 degrees, consistent with the characteristic 3-dimensional ungular shape of this structure. Appendage ejection and inflow velocity measurements are independent of the imaging plane.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chan, SK; Kannam, JP; Douglas, PS; Manning, WJ

Published Date

  • September 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 528 - 530

PubMed ID

  • 7653461

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80147-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States