International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017 | Rating: 6.2 / 10

Giant Left Atrium: A Cause of Atrial Fibrillation and Rare Entity in Chronic Rheumatic Valvular Heart Disease: A Case Report

Aditi Pandey | Aniket Kumar [2]

Abstract: A 35 year old male with known rheumatic heart disease presented to the emergency department with progressively increasing breathlessness. Two dimensional echocardiography followed by CECT chest revealed giant left atrium (17.7cmx16.1cm). The largest left atrium described so far in literature is 18.7cm, reported by Mehmet et al and from India is 18.4cmx11cmx10.2cm. So this is third largest in world and second largest in India.

Keywords: Giant left atrium, mitral stenosis, atrial fibrillation, mitral regurgitation, rheumatic heart disease

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017,

Pages: 708 - 709

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