Mechanical Discordance between Left Atrium and Left Atrial Appendage

Khamooshian, A., Jeganthan, J., Amador, Y., Laham, R. J., Mahmood, F. & Matyal, R., 2018, In : Annals of cardiac anaesthesia. 21, 1, p. 82-84 3 p.

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  • Arash Khamooshian
  • Jelliffe Jeganthan
  • Yannis Amador
  • Roger J. Laham
  • Feroze Mahmood
  • Robina Matyal

During standard transesophageal echocardiographic examinations in sinus rhythm (SR) patients, the left atrial appendage (LAA) is not routinely assessed with Doppler. Despite having a SR, it is still possible to have irregular activity in the LAA. This situation is even more important for SR patients where assessment of the left atrium is often foregone. We describe a case where we encountered this situation and briefly review how to assess the left atrium and its appendage in such a case scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of cardiac anaesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Left atrial appendage, mechanical discordance, transesophageal echocardiography, FIBRILLATION

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