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HUGE LEFT ATRIUM
Abstract/OtherAbstract :
Chest X-ray examination of a 38-years-old female patient, who was diagnosed as having mitral stenosis, revealed cardiac enlargement due to huge left atrium. Cardiothoracic ratio was approximately 0.90. Cardiac enlargement was due to the distortion of cardiac structures by giant left atrium. Giant left atrium can be readily demonstrated by echocardiography. Delaying the operation for mitral valve replacement may lead to fatal outcomes. Optimal timing for operation is important in mitral stenosis.
Authors :
Mehmet Ates, Yavuz Sensöz, Günseli Abay, Murat Akçar
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Publication Detail :
Publisher :  Medical Investigations Society     Type :  AA     Format :  html    
Date Detail :
2006-09-11
Subject :
Huge left atrium, mitral stenosis, echocardiography
Coverage :
Origin of publication: Turkey
Relation :
http://www.ejgm.org/index.htm; http://www.bioline.org.br/gm
Source :
European Journal of General Medicine (ISSN: 1304-3897) Vol 3 Num 2
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Copyright 2006 - Medical Investigations Society
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Languages :  en    
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