Left atrial thrombus detection with multiplane transesophageal echocardiography: An echocardiographic study with surgical verification


Koca V., Bozat T., Akkaya V., Sarikamis C., Turk T., Vural H., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, vol.8, no.1, pp.63-66, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background and aim of the study: The detection of left atrial thrombus (LAT) is especially important in patients being evaluated for percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty and elective cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is widely used for this indication. This study was undertaken to validate the use of multiplane TEE to detect LAT in the setting of rheumatic mitral valve disease.