SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology

A jobb pitvari méret és funkció noninvazív vizsgálatának módszerei és jelentőségük

█ Review

DOI: 10.26430/CHUNGARICA.2020.50.1.54

Nógrádi Ágnes, Faludi Réka1
1Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Klinikai Központ, Szívgyógyászati Klinika, Pécs

Non-invasive assessment of the right atrial size and function: methods and significance
The traditional target of the cardiovascular imaging was the left ventricle. In the last decades the left atrium and the right heart also gained importance. The development of new imaging modalities such as modern echocardiographic techniques, cardiac CT and MRI made it possible to acquire more exact and detailed knowledge of the right atrium, as the last cardiac chamber to be investigated. After the one- and two-dimensional evaluation of the right atrial size, three-dimensional volume evaluation has become also possible. Better temporal resolution enables the differentiated assessment of the phases of right atrial function, providing more information on early functional impairment and compensatory mechanisms. The detailed knowledge of right atrial morphology and function allows for more exact diagnosis, risk assessment and prognostic evaluation.


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