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Research article2011Peer reviewedOpen access

Comparisons of 2- and 3-Dimensional Echocardiographic Methods for Estimation of Left Atrial Size in Dogs with and without Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Tidholm, A; Bodegård-Westling, A; Höglund, Katja; Bersås Ljungvall, Ingrid; Häggström, Jens


Conclusions and Clinical Importance: Allometric scaling of 2D-based measurements of LA showed good correlation with RT3DLAd, whereas corresponding indexed measurements or calculated volume approximations did not.


Chronic valvular disease; Left atrial area; Left atrial diameter in short-axis and long-axis; Left atrial volume

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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2011, Volume: 25, number: 6, pages: 1320-1327