Magnitude of left atrial V wave is the determinant of exercise capacity in patients with mitral stenosis

Sungha Park, Jong Won Ha, Young Guk Ko, Jongyoun Kim, Seok Min Kang, Se Joong Rim, Yangsoo Jang, Namsik Chung, Won Heum Shim, Seung Yun Cho, Sung Soon Kim

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Abstract

A large left atrial (LA) V wave can be observed in patients with pure mitral stenosis (MS) due to decreased LA compliance. Based on the hypothesis that exercise capacity may correlate with the magnitude of the LA V wave in patients with MS, symptom-limited exercise testing and right and left heart catheterization were performed in 28 patients. The results show that the magnitude of the LA V wave (p = 0.02) was the strongest predictor of the exercise duration, suggesting that LA compliance may be an important contributing factor in determination of exercise capacity in patients with MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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