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Left atrial compression caused by hiatus hernia: a rare cause of syncope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22338304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Symptomatic left atrial compression is a rare clinical condition presenting with heart failure, syncope or shock. A Med-line search with the term "left atrial compression" showed only 271 hits. Only 17 cases, of which 11 with hiatus hernia, of left atrial compression due to structures of the gastrointestinal tract were found. We describe a 86-year-old man suffering from repeating syncope due to left atrial compression by a hiatus hernia. This prompted us to review the few cases of atrial compression caused by gastro-intestinal structures.
J Walpot; B Amsel; W H Pasteuning; R Hokken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-17     Completed Date:  2012-04-05     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Atrial Function, Left / physiology*
Heart Atria / ultrasonography
Hernia, Hiatal / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Syncope / physiopathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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