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Popescu BA, Macor F, Antonini-Canterin F, Giannuzzi P, Temporelli PL, Bosimini E, Gentile F, Maggioni AP, Tavazzi L, Piazza R, Ascione L, Stoian I, Cervesato E, Nicolosi GL. Left atrium remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (results of the GISSI-3 Echo Substudy). The American Journal of Cardiology, 93, pp. 1156-1159, 2004.

Abstract: To evaluate the existence, timing, and determinants
of post-infarction left atrial remodeling, we studied a
subgroup of 514 patients from the Third Gruppo
Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell’Infarto
Miocardico Echo Substudy who underwent 4 serial
2-dimensional echocardiograms up to 6 months after
acute myocardial infarction. This study is the first to
demonstrate, in a large series of patients, the existence
of early and late left atrial remodeling after
low-risk acute myocardial infarction and the relation
of left atrial remodeling to left ventricular
remodeling.

Keywords: left atrium remodeling, myocardial infarction, echocardiography, follow-up studies

Posted by Bogdan Alexandru Popescu

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