Response by de Lemos et al to Letter Regarding Article “Factors Associated With Left Atrial Remodeling in the General Population”
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We appreciate the interest in our article from Dr Rossi, who raises the important issue of valvular heart disease as a potential contributor to left atrial remodeling that was not considered in our study. Among the 796 participants in our study with paired left atrial size measurements,1 only 14 self-reported a history of valvular heart disease on our survey, and no additional information is available regarding the location or severity of the possible …