We're excited to announce a new cardiac test for Left Atrial Enlargement that will help you gain more value from your thoracic radiographs! The following change will go into effect on January 14th, 2022.
Assessment for enlargement of the left atrium will now be performed in your canine patients. The newly developed LAE test will be included in your SignalRAY reports with either normal or abnormal results displayed.
Example of Abnormal Left Atrial Enlargement
- Left atrial enlargement is the most common cardiac enlargement observed on radiographs. The presence of left atrial enlargement indicates cardiac disease and it can predict the development of congestive heart failure. Also known as LAE, it is most commonly caused by mitral valve disease.
- Even though Vertebral heart Score (VHS) also assesses the heart size, it may not always be accurate or reflective of enlargement; due to different factors affecting measurements including breed, positioning of the patient, respiratory phase, etc.
LAE - Left Atrial Enlargement