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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 765921, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/765921
Review Article

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Mechanics: Function, History, Novel Techniques, Advantages, and Pitfalls

1Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, 58448 Witten, Germany
2University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM), Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
3Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97207, USA

Received 22 December 2014; Revised 24 January 2015; Accepted 8 February 2015

Academic Editor: Giovanni Di Salvo

Copyright © 2015 Roman Leischik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Roman Leischik, Henning Littwitz, Birgit Dworrak, et al., “Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Atrial Mechanics: Function, History, Novel Techniques, Advantages, and Pitfalls,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 765921, 12 pages, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/765921.