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Asymptomatic giant left atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20552621     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant left atria (GLA) is a condition where the left atrial diameter exceeds 65 mm. It is closely related to rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation or mixed mitral disease with predominant regurgitation and tends not to occur in patients with mitral regurgitation due to other causes. The majority of patients are symptomatic with the most common symptoms being that of shortness of breath, dysphagia, palpitations, chest pain, and thromboembolic events. Massive asymptomatic enlargement of the left atrium is a rare entity. We present such a case.
Michael Funk; Margarita Perez; Orlando Santana
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-21     Completed Date:  2010-10-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E104-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Atria / radiography,  ultrasonography
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications,  surgery*
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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