Table 2

Comparison of Patients With Pure AFl and Patients With Paroxysmal AFlegend

Paroxysmal AFPure AFlp Value95% CI
Number6970
LA diameter4.4 ± 0.64.3 ± 0.60.49−0.12–0.24
LVEF52 ± 1052 ± 130.70−0.13–2.6
LAA max4.5 ± 1.63.9 ± 1.30.0160.13–1.2
LAAv0.52 ± 0.250.55 ± 0.20.45−0.1–0.05
SEC0.83 ± 1.20.5 ± 0.90.06−0.02–0.68
  • legend AF = atrial fibrillation; AFl = atrial flutter; CI = confidence interval; LA = left atrial; LAA max = maximal left atrial appendage area; LAAv = peak emptying velocities of the left atrial appendage; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; SEC = spontaneous echo contrast.