Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
State Institution of Science “Research and Practical Center of Preventive and Clinical Medicine” State Administrative Department, Kyiv, Ukraine
The possibilities of contemporary echocardiographic methods of investigation of atrial appendages structure and function are reviewed in the article. The characteristics of advantages and disadvantages, as well as clinical value of traditional and new technologies of atrial appendages imaging are provided. The echocardiographic criteria of changes of atrial appendages state in non-valvular atrial fibrillation are described. Original data are presented.