Relationship of CHA2DS2-VASc and CHADS2 score to left atrial remodeling detected by velocity vector imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation.

TitleRelationship of CHA2DS2-VASc and CHADS2 score to left atrial remodeling detected by velocity vector imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Y, Ding W, Wang H, Song N, Lin L, Wang Z, Zhong M, Zhang Y, Zhang W
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue10
Paginatione77653
Date Published2013
Abstract

The CHADS2/CHA2DS2-VASc scores are used to predict thrombo-embolic/stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Nevertheless, limited data are available regarding the association between these risk stratification for stroke and left atrial (LA) remodeling status of AF patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between these scores and LA remodeling status assessed quantificationally by echocardiography in AF patients.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0078109
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE