Left atrial appendage thrombus: Risk factor or source of cerebral embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? (part 3)



Results were compared by c 2 square test with Yates’ correction for categoric data and Student’s unpaired t test for continuous data. The three groups were similar in age, history of hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, and left atrial and left ventricular dimensions. Ischemic heart disease was found to be more frequent in group O than in the other groups. Both groups with stroke, either old or recent, had a significantly higher incidence of SEC) than the control group (Table 2). You can finally enjoy safe online shopping for Purchase Zyrtec with the pharmacy you can fully trust no matter if you need a small amount of this medicine or would like to purchase it in bulk not to have to think about it for a long time.
LAAT occurrence was significantly higher in group R than in group C. Among patients with SEC from all three groups, LAAT was most frequent in group R compared with groups O and C (Table 2).

TABLE 2 Echocardiographic findings in three groups of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Croup С (n=158) Croup О (n=17) Croup R (n=22)
LVEDd (mm) 52.1 ±0.5 54.6±2.4 53.1 ±1.3
LA (mm) 45.0±0.4 46.6±1.3 46.6±1.8
LAAT (%) 15 4 12
SEC (%) 75 (47.5)* 13 (76.5) 19 (86.4)
LAAT/SEC (%) 20 30 63*

*P=0.001. Croup С Controls (with atrial fibrillation lasting more than three days and no history of stroke); Croup О Old ischemic stroke Satrial fibrillation lasting more than three days, history of stroke more than three months before transesophageal echocardiography ITEE/ examination); Croup R Recent ischemic stroke Satrial fibrillation at TEE and recent ischemic stroke within less than seven days); LA Left atrial diameter; LAAT Left atrial appendage thrombus; EVEDd Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter; SEC Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast

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