Giant left atrium in undersized mitral ring annuloplasty

Nicole Bertin, Aniello Pappalardo, Alessandro Minati, Gabriella Forti, Serena Favretto, Franco Pertoldi, Eleonora Ficarra, Francesco Pelizzo, Olga Vriz
  • Aniello Pappalardo
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  • Alessandro Minati
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  • Gabriella Forti
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  • Serena Favretto
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  • Franco Pertoldi
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  • Eleonora Ficarra
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  • Francesco Pelizzo
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  • Olga Vriz
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Abstract

Enlargement of left atrium occurs in patients with longstanding mitral valve disease due to chronic pressure and volume overload and occasionally left atrium reaches a massive enlargement, condition known as giant left atrium. It is most commonly associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease, both stenosis and regurgitation. This unique case deals with a 70-year-old woman who developed a giant left atrium due to a severe mitral regurgitation from complete prolapse of both mitral leaflets, as a consequence of previous undersized mitral ring annuloplasty. 

Keywords

giant left atrium; mitral valve regurgitation; mitral valve replacement

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