Two-dimensional Echocardiography in Left Atrial Tumors

  • P. Schweizer
  • S. Effert
Conference paper


The diagnosis of mobile left atrial tumors has been greatly facilitated in recent years by M-mode echocardiography [1]. But the success of this technique often depends upon the tumor’s passing through the orifice of the mitral valve during diastole.


Mitral Valve Left Atrium Mitral Stenosis Atrial Wall Atrial Thrombus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Schweizer
    • 1
  • S. Effert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine IRWTH AachenAachenWest Germany

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