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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 108, n° 3
pages 156-162 (mars 2015)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2014.09.010
Received : 4 August 2014 ;  accepted : 29 September 2014
Left atrial volume is not an index of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in patients with sickle cell anaemia
Le volume atrial gauche ne constitue pas un paramètre de dysfonction diastolique chez les patients atteints de drépanocytose homozygote

Figure 1

Figure 1 : 

Distribution of left atrial (LA) volume index in the population (n =127).

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Figure 2 : 

Lack of correlation between left atrial (LA) volume index and left ventricular filling pressures assessed by E/e′ (the ratio between early peak diastolic velocities of mitral inflow [E] and septal annular mitral plane [e′]).

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Figure 3 : 

Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, showing that left atrial volume index is not useful for prediction of patients with abnormal left ventricular diastolic function.

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