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Left Atrial Structural and Functional Remodeling in Hypertensives - An Echocardioghraphic Study

2016-01Ioana Petre, Adriana Alexandrescu, Silvia Iancovici, Sebastian Onciul, Oana Florentina Tautu, Maria Dorobantu

Arterial hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular pathology that usually complicates with cardiac dysfunction. HTN alters atrial dynamics significantly, leading to left atrial (LA) morphological and functional abnormalities.

Echocardiography proved to be an adequate method of evaluation of LA remodeling, by its means of assessing with accuracy LA size, volumes and its multiple functions [...]

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