Evaluation of the effect of transthoracic cardioversion from ventricular tachycardia to sinus rhythm on left atrial mechanical function.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We measured left atrial function during sinus rhythm before and after ventricular tachycardia was induced in an electrophysiology laboratory, using peak transmitral A-wave velocity from pulsed-Doppler transthoracic echocardiography as a marker of left atrial mechanical function. The results of this prospective study do not support the hypothesis that a transthoracic shock of mild to moderate energy diminishes atrial mechanical function.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodds, GA; Wilkinson, WE; Greenfield, RA; Natale, A; Kisslo, J; Pritchett, EL

Published Date

  • December 15, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1436 - 1439

PubMed ID

  • 8970423

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)89298-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States