Chapter 5. The Left Heart

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch5

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) The Left Heart, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550



  • left heart;
  • pulmonary vein ostia – atriopulmonary venous junctions;
  • navigator modality - normal lower and upper veins with ostial diameters and circumferences measured;
  • maximum intensity projection (MIP) oblique projection and navigator modality with ridge projecting into left atrium (LA);
  • 3D electronic cast and superior–posterior position of left atrium;
  • left atrial appendage (LAA);
  • MIP projection coronal view;
  • 3D volume rendering of left atrial appendage (LAA);
  • two-chamber-view slice and fine trabeculations of left ventricle


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pulmonary veins

  • Left atrium

  • Left atrial appendage

  • Left ventricle

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