Comparison of ability to identify left atrial thrombus by three-dimensional tomography versus transesophageal echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation

Wael A. Jaber*, Richard D. White, Stacie A. Kuzmiak, Janet M. Boyle, Andrea Natale, Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, James D. Thomas, Craig R. Asher

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Abstract

We sought to determine the potential use of recently introduced cardiac 3-dimensional computed tomography as an alternative to transesophageal echocardiography for examination of the left atrial appendage. Our data suggest that computed tomography is a potential alternative for assessing the anatomy of the left atrial appendage and for detecting thrombi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-489
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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