Bronchoscopic Method for Measuring Left Atrial Pressure
An Aid to Diagnosis in Mitral Disease
The possibility is examined that measurements from the records of left atrial pressure obtained by direct puncture of the left atrium through the bronchoscope might help in the diagnosis of mitral disease. The left atrial pressure records of 156 patients have been analyzed and the results are presented.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.