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Minimum vs. maximum left atrial volume for prediction of first atrial fibrillation or flutter in an elderly cohort: a prospective study

Fatema, Kaniz; Barnes, Marion E; Bailey, Kent R; Abhayaratna, Walter; Cha, Steven; Seward, James B; Tsang, Teresa S M


Aims: We sought to compare the predictive power and reproducibility between minimum and maximum left atrial (LA) volume for the development of first atrial fibrillation (AF)/flutter. Methods and results: This prospective study included 574 adults, mean age 74 ± 6 years, in sinus rhythm, and had no history or evidence of prior atrial arrhythmias. During a mean follow-up of 1.9 ± 1.2 years, 30 (5.2%) developed first AF/flutter. The 3-year risk estimates of freedom from AF/flutter by tertiles of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Echocardiography
DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jen235


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