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Left Atrial Strain Assessed by Speckle Tracking Imaging Is Related to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

 Ae-Young Her  ;  Jong-Youn Kim  ;  Yong Hoon Kim  ;  Eui-Young Choi  ;  Pil-Ki Min  ;  Young Won Yoon  ;  Byoung-Kwon Lee  ;  Bum-Kee Hong  ;  Se-Joong Rim  ;  Hyuck Moon Kwon 
 Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol.29(3) : 377-383, 2013 
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 Canadian Journal of Cardiology 
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BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) dysfunction was recently proposed as an important factor in the development of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). LA strain analysis by 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking imaging is emerging as a new tool to evaluate LA function. We aimed to evaluate the correlation of LA dysfunction assessed by 2D speckle tracking imaging with the occurrence of POAF after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: In this study, 53 patients (mean age 66 ± 9 years) undergoing elective isolated CABG were enrolled. Conventional transthoracic echocardiography and 2D speckle tracking strain analysis were performed before surgery. POAF was detected with continuous electrocardiography monitoring throughout hospitalization (mean duration 17 ± 10 days). RESULTS: POAF occurred in 13 of 53 patients (24%). Patients with POAF were significantly older than patients with normal sinus rhythm after surgery (71 ± 5 vs 64 ± 10 years, P = 0.026). Compared with patients with normal sinus rhythm, patients with POAF had a significantly larger LA volume index (32.6 ± 5.1 vs 27.3 ± 7.2 mL/m(2), P = 0.018), lower value of LA global strain (25.4 ± 10.4 vs 36.8 ± 7.6%, P = 0.001), and strain rate (1.2 ± 0.6 vs 1.6 ± 0.8 seconds, P = 0.024). By multivariate logistic regression analysis, only LA global strain (odds ratio, 1.12; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.24; P = 0.040) was an independent predictor of POAF after CABG. CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative LA global strain measured by 2D speckle tracking strain analysis is associated with the development of POAF after CABG.
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Kwon, Hyuck Moon(권혁문) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9901-5015
Kim, Jong Youn(김종윤) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7040-8771
Min, Pil Ki(민필기) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7033-7651
Yoon, Young Won(윤영원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0907-0350
Lee, Byoung Kwon(이병권) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9259-2776
Rim, Se Joong(임세중) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7631-5581
Choi, Eui Young(최의영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3732-0190
Hong, Bum Kee(홍범기) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6456-0184
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