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Re: [echocardiography] Left Atrial Appendage Flow Patterns

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  • K. Panagiotopoulos
    to Daniel Sindler The wave morphology from LAA that you present is normal The main point is that regardles how many flow waves you may
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2001
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      to  Daniel  Sindler

      The  wave morphology  from  LAA  that  you  present  is normal
      The main  point  is  that  regardles  how  many  flow  waves  you  may  count
      the  first  pair  of  flow  reflections that  follow  the  P  wave  should  be  of  high  velocity  and  high  integral (planimetry).If  either  positive  (filling)  or  negative  (emptying)  Vmax is  <40cm/s  and  Int  is  <2cm   then
      you  should  consider  your  patient  as  possible  LAA  cardioembolic    case.
      Best  regards

      K  Panagiotopoulos  MD

      Left atrial and left atrial appendage functional abnormalities in patients with cardioembolic stroke in sinus rhythm and
       idiopathic atrial fibrillation.
       J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1998 Jul;11(7):711-9.
       PMID: 9692528; UI: 98355256.

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