*  Management of atrial fibrillation
2005). "Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): results of a randomized controlled pilot study of left atrial appendage ... Abnormal Renal/Liver Function, Stroke, Bleeding History or Predisposition, Labile INR, Elderly, Drugs/Alcohol Concomitantly) ... 2003). "Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): a randomized clinical trial of left atrial appendage occlusion during ... 2006). "The PROTECT AF (WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage System for Embolic PROTECTion in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation) ...
*  Complications of hypertension
Wachtell K, Devereux RB, Lyle PA, Okin PM, Gerdts E (December 2008). "The left atrium, atrial fibrillation, and the risk of ... May 2007). "[Left ventricular diastolic function and dysfunction: a single cardiac target for various systemic diseases]". ... Parekh N, Maisel AS (March 2009). "Utility of B-natriuretic peptide in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function ... Individuals with left ventricular hypertrophy are at increased risk for, stroke, CHF, and sudden death. Aggressive control of ...
*  Pacemaker syndrome
Theodorakis GN, Panou F, Markianos M, Fragakis N, Livanis EG, Kremastinos DT (February 1997). "Left atrial function and atrial ... That's due to increase in left atrial pressure and left ventricular filling pressure, which is due to decreased cardiac output ... and decreased left atrial total emptying fraction associated with ventricular pacing. The loss of physiologic timing of atrial ... Ventricular pacing is associated with elevated right and left atrial pressures, as well as elevated pulmonary venous and ...
*  List of MeSH codes (G09)
... atrial function MeSH G09.330.582.075.100 --- atrial function, left MeSH G09.330.582.075.200 --- atrial function, right MeSH ... ventricular function MeSH G09.330.582.962.800 --- ventricular function, left MeSH G09.330.582.962.900 --- ventricular function ...
*  Christodoulos I. Stefanadis
Effects of balloon mitral valvuloplasty on left atrial function in mitral stenosis as assessed by pressure-area relation. J Am ... Assessment of left atrial pressure-area relation in humans by means of retrograde left atrial catheterization and ... He subsequently made studies on the elastic properties of aorta and the function of left atrium. A large part of his research ... Aortic function in arterial hypertension determined by pressure-diameter relation: Effects of diltiazem. Circulation. 1997 Sep ...
*  Atrium (heart)
This appears to "function as a decompression chamber during left ventricular systole and during other periods when left atrial ... Left atrial appendage occlusion is an experimental treatment to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation. The left atrial ... The case of a disappearing left atrial appendage thrombus: direct visualization of left atrial thrombus migration, captured by ... 1999). "Left atrial appendage: structure, function, and role in thromboembolism: Review". Heart. 82 (5): 547-54. doi:10.1136/ ...
*  MYL4
Normal atrial function is essential for embryogenesis, as inactivation of the MYL7 gene was embryonic lethal at ED10.5-11.5. ... Importantly, overexpression of ALC-1 was shown to attenuate heart failure in pressure-overloaded animals, by enhancing left ... Huang C, Sheikh F, Hollander M, Cai C, Becker D, Chu PH, Evans S, Chen J (December 2003). "Embryonic atrial function is ... Atrial Light Chain-1 (ALC-1), also known as Essential Light Chain, Atrial is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MYL4 ...
*  Tissue Doppler echocardiography
... is a function of atrial contraction. The ratio between e' and a' is also a measure of diastolic function, in addition to the ... is a measure of left ventricular diastolic function, and has been shown to be relatively independent of left ventricular ... Before the advent of tissue Doppler, systolic function was usually assessed with Ejection fraction (EF), and diastolic function ... this pressure difference is both a function of the pressure drop during early relaxation and the initial atrial pressure. In ...
*  Common ostrich
The AV node connects the atrial and ventricular chambers. It functions to carry the electrical impulse from the atria to the ... While the left abdominal air sac is large and lies to the left of the mesentery. The connection from the main mesobronchi to ... The ureters leave the ventral caudomedial surface and continue caudally, near the midline into the opening of the urodeum of ... For example, they use their wings to cover the naked skin of the upper legs and flanks to conserve heat, or leave these areas ...
*  Atrial flutter
Left atrial flutter is considered atypical and is common after incomplete left atrial ablation procedures. Atypical atrial ... Prolonged atrial flutter with fast heart rates may lead to decompensation with loss of normal heart function (heart failure). ... Type I atrial flutter, also known as common atrial flutter or typical atrial flutter, has an atrial rate of 240 to 340 beats/ ... A blood clot in the left atrial appendage is particularly important as the left side of the heart supplies blood to the entire ...
*  Relative Atrial Index
RAI = right atrial area / left atrial area. These measurements are made from the apical four chamber view. Large validation ... developed several Doppler echocardiographic numeric parameters over the last two decades to assess cardiac diastolic function. ... 2011; 124: A11559 Right atrial to left atrial area ratio on early echocardiography predicts long-term survival after acute ... from the standard transthoracic Doppler echocardiogram measurements of the right atrial area divided by the left atrial area. ...
*  Øyvind Ellingsen
Vengen ØA, Ellingsen Ø, Lande K, Ilebekk A. Significance of right atrial function during right sided inotropic stimulation of ... Vengen ØA, Lande K, Ellingsen Ø, Ilebekk A. Cardiac adjust¬ments to left side inotropic stimulation of in situ pig hearts. Am J ... Vengen ØA, Ellingsen Ø, Ilebekk A. Forward diastolic flow in pulmonary artery induced by right atrial contraction of in situ ... Kemi OJ, Ellingsen Ø, Smith GL, Wisløff U. Exercise-induced changes in calcium handling in left ventricular cardiomyocytes. ...
*  Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Elevated right atrial pressure (>12mmHg), Moderate pulmonary hypertension, Normal systolic function, Poor diastolic function, ... Pollak, A; Falk, R H (1993-08-01). "Left ventricular systolic dysfunction precipitated by verapamil in cardiac amyloidosis". ... Vasodilators are also typically ineffective because systolic function is usually preserved in cases of RCM. Heart failure ... Patients will demonstrate normal systolic function, diastolic dysfunction, and a restrictive filling pattern. 2-dimensional and ...
*  Digitalis
... preservation of systolic function, and/or rate control for atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response. Heart Failure ... The first year of growth of the common foxglove produces only the stem with its long, basal leaves. During the second year of ... atrial fibrillation. Digitalis is hence often prescribed for patients in atrial fibrillation, especially if they have been ... Other species of Lepidoptera eat the leaves, including the lesser yellow underwing. The term digitalis is also used for drug ...
*  MYH10
Mutations in MYH10 have been identified in patients with left atrial enlargement. NM-IIB is 228.9 kDa protein composed of 1976 ... Various functions of NM-IIB require the phosphorylation of the regulatory light chain MLC20, including cell migration and cell ... Single nucleotide polymorphisms in MYH10 were detected in patients with left atrial enlargement. MYH10 was identified to be a ... Insights into the function of NM-IIB specifically have come from studies employing transgenic animals. NM-IIB is clearly ...
*  Signs and symptoms of Graves' disease
Less common findings include left ventricular hypertrophy, premature atrial and ventricular contractions, atrial fibrillation, ... It can alter cardiac function, with increased heart rate, increased left ventricular mass index, increased cardiac ... Studies of thyroid function and immune parameters in patients with hyperthyroid Graves' disease in remission. Murakami M, ... January 2009). "Thyroid function abnormalities and cognitive impairment in elderly people: results of the Invecchiare in ...
*  Artificial cardiac pacemaker
Thus, timing between the atrial and ventricular contractions, as well as between the septal and lateral walls of the left ... A major step forward in pacemaker function has been to attempt to mimic nature by utilizing various inputs to produce a rate- ... as in atrial fibrillation. The equivalent atrial pacing mode is AAI or AAIR which is the mode of choice when atrioventricular ... In most cases the pacemaker is inserted in the left shoulder area where an incision is made below the collar bone creating a ...
*  Ventricular remodeling
Often, reverse remodeling, or improvement in left ventricular function, will also be seen.[citation needed] Anatomy portal Dor ... However, atrial natriuretic peptide is thought to be cardio-protective. Remodeling of the heart is evaluated by performing an ... Ventricular mass and volume increase, which together adversely affect cardiac function. Eventually, diastolic function, or the ... may actually reverse the remodeling process by reducing left ventricular volumes and improving systolic function. Early ...
*  Lutembacher's syndrome
Mild left atrial enlargement: the test will help to determine if the left atrium is enlarged due to alternate blood flows Right ... and functioning of left ventricle. The ECG can also be used to determine the rhythm of the heart to determine if there is an ... This is caused by blood flowing from left atrium to the right atrium causing a higher left atrial pressure and leading to ... pulmonary vascular congestion, marked left atrial enlargement: the test will help to determine if there is a sign of MS and ...
*  Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
... rapid atrial and ventricular pacing, and left bundle branch block. The types of SVT associated with TIC include atrial ... Studies show that left ventricular function often improves within 1 month of treatment of the tachyarrhythmia, and ... Previously normal left ventricular ejection fraction or left ventricular systolic dysfunction out of proportion to a patient's ... In addition to decreased left ventricular ejection fraction, studies indicate that patients with TIC may have a smaller left ...
*  Waon therapy
Improvements were also seen in left ventricular diastolic dimension and left atrial dimension. Patients with aortic stenosis, ... BNP is a negative indicator of cardiac function and is released during ventricular stretching. A 5 year study of Waon therapy ... Waon therapy improves many indicators of heart function including: cardiac output, stroke volume, ejection fraction, while also ... Effect of Repeated Sauna Treatment on Exercise Tolerance and Endothelial Function in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. 2011 ...
*  Heart valve
Diastole ends with atrial contraction, which ejects the final 30% of blood that is transferred from the left atrium to the left ... During diastole, a normally-functioning mitral valve opens as a result of increased pressure from the left atrium as it fills ... It is on the left side of the heart and allows the blood to flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. ... The pulmonary valve has left, right, and anterior cusps. The aortic valve has left, right, and posterior cusps. The tricuspid ...
*  Diastolic function
Parallel to "diastolic function", the term "systolic function" is usually referenced in terms of the left ventricular ejection ... In terms of filling, diastolic intervals consist of early rapid filling E-waves followed by diastasis and followed by atrial ... To better understand diastolic function, it is crucial to realize that the left ventricle is a mechanical suction pump at, and ... "Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography". European Journal of ...
*  Digitalis lanata
Because of the improved circulation in congestive heart failure caused by fast atrial fibrillation, the kidneys can function ... The elongated leaves are mid-green, wooly, veined, and covered with white hairs on the underside. They also have a very bitter ... It gets its name due to the texture of the leaves. Digitalis lanata, like some other foxglove species, is highly toxic in all ... For example, in South America the powdered leaves are used to relieve asthma, as sedatives, and as diuretics. In India it is ...
*  Pathophysiology of heart failure
... early-to-atrial left ventricular filling ratio), the E (early left ventricular filling) deceleration time, and the isovolumic ... Left ventricular diastolic function can be determined through echocardiography by measurement of various parameters such as the ... In systolic dysfunction, the ejection fraction is decreased, leaving an abnormally elevated volume of blood in the left ... In left-sided heart failure edema can occur in the lungs - this is called cardiogenic pulmonary edema. This reduces spare ...
*  Sándor J. Kovács
The Effects of Caloric Restriction- and Exercise-Induced Weight Loss on Left Ventricular Diastolic Function. American Journal ... Manson McGuire A, Hagley MT, Hall AF, Kovács SJ, Jr.: Relationship of the fourth heart sound to atrial systolic transmitral ... In addition, kinematic characterization of diastolic function has advanced understanding of form and function via the ... load-independent index of diastolic function' (LIIDF) problem, and to the realization that left ventricular volume at diastasis ...
*  Ventricle (heart)
May 1994). "Assessment of left ventricular function by the midwall fractional shortening/end-systolic stress relation in human ... dimensions and relaxation in patients with atrial fibrillation". Eur. Heart J. Suppl A: 149-56. PMID 7274225. [1] Longitudinal ... The left ventricle receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium via the mitral valve and pumps it through the aorta via the ... September 2006). "Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure is a predictor of mortality in cardiac surgery independently of left ...