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Plain chest PA evaluation of left atrial thrombosis in mitral valvular disease

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Abstract

Conventional posteroanterior chest radiographs of 73 patients with mitral valve disease who had had surgery were analyzed, and particular attention was directed to the absence of the convexity of the left lower mid cardiac border (left atrial segment) and to the relation with duration of illness, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) as well as surgical findings. The results obtained are as follows: 1. The flatness or concavity of this segment, despite other evidence of left atrial enlargement, was observed in eleven (64.7%) of 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis and in six (10.7%) of 56 patients who did not have thrombosis (false positive diagnosis). Six (35.5%) of the 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis did not this findings on radiographs (false positive diagnosis). Six (35.3%) of the 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis did not show this finding on radiographs (false positive diagnosis). Therefore, the accuracy in the diagnosis of thrombosis of left atrium wa 64.7% (eleven of seventeen) for patients who had thrombosis of left atrium. 2. The atrial fibrillation was observed in sixteen (94.1%)of 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis. So, correlation between the presence of left atrial thrombosis and atrial fibrillation  More>>
Authors:
Choo, Yeon Myung; Park, Jae Hyung; Han, Man Chung [1] 
  1. Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: 21 refs, 2 figs, 3 tabs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CHEST; CORRELATIONS; EVALUATION; PATIENTS; SURGERY; THROMBOSIS
OSTI ID:
21265741
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; DBSHAH; TRN: KR1000126015141
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 547-552
Announcement Date:
Mar 04, 2010

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Choo, Yeon Myung, Park, Jae Hyung, and Han, Man Chung. Plain chest PA evaluation of left atrial thrombosis in mitral valvular disease. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 1984. Web.
Choo, Yeon Myung, Park, Jae Hyung, & Han, Man Chung. Plain chest PA evaluation of left atrial thrombosis in mitral valvular disease. Korea, Republic of.
Choo, Yeon Myung, Park, Jae Hyung, and Han, Man Chung. 1984. "Plain chest PA evaluation of left atrial thrombosis in mitral valvular disease." Korea, Republic of.
@misc{etde_21265741,
title = {Plain chest PA evaluation of left atrial thrombosis in mitral valvular disease}
author = {Choo, Yeon Myung, Park, Jae Hyung, and Han, Man Chung}
abstractNote = {Conventional posteroanterior chest radiographs of 73 patients with mitral valve disease who had had surgery were analyzed, and particular attention was directed to the absence of the convexity of the left lower mid cardiac border (left atrial segment) and to the relation with duration of illness, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) as well as surgical findings. The results obtained are as follows: 1. The flatness or concavity of this segment, despite other evidence of left atrial enlargement, was observed in eleven (64.7%) of 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis and in six (10.7%) of 56 patients who did not have thrombosis (false positive diagnosis). Six (35.5%) of the 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis did not this findings on radiographs (false positive diagnosis). Six (35.3%) of the 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis did not show this finding on radiographs (false positive diagnosis). Therefore, the accuracy in the diagnosis of thrombosis of left atrium wa 64.7% (eleven of seventeen) for patients who had thrombosis of left atrium. 2. The atrial fibrillation was observed in sixteen (94.1%)of 17 patients who had left atrial thrombosis. So, correlation between the presence of left atrial thrombosis and atrial fibrillation wa evident. But there was no correlation between the duration of illness of the PCWP of patients and the presence of left atrial thrombosis.}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society}
issue = {3}
volume = {20}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {1984}
month = {Sep}
}