Mechanical Discordance between Left Atrium and Left Atrial Appendage

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

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    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

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