Relation of atrial size and function to Doppler indexes of diastolic function in normal human fetuses

Kenji Harada, Akira Tsuda, Mary J. Rice, Takahiro Shiota, Robert W. McDonald, David J. Sahn

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Fetal atrial function is compared with diastolic ventricular function indexes. The falloff of hyperfunction in fetal atrial contraction patterns matches sequentially the lessening of A wave dominance in the Doppler filling patterns for both ventricles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1405-1408
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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