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1. Prognostic significance of left atrial size in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (from the Italian Registry for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy).
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This study assessed left atrial (LA) dimension as a potential predictor of outcome in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). From the Italian Registry for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, 1,491 patients (mean age 47 +/- 17 years; 61% men; 19% obstructive), followed for 9.4 +/- 7.4 years after the initial echocardiographic evaluation, constituted the study group. The mean LA transverse dimension was 43 +/- 9 mm and was larger in patients with severe symptoms (48 +/- 9 mm for New York Heart Association classes III and IV vs 42 +/- 9 mm for classes I and II, p <0.001), atrial fibrillation (47 +/- 9 vs ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Cardiol. 2006 Oct 1;98(7):960-5. Epub 2006 Aug 14.
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