Giant left atrium syndrome

Giuseppe M. Raffa, Antioco Cappai, Giuseppe Tarelli

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Giant left atrium syndrome can occasionally occur in patients with rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation and can be responsible for oesophagus and/or airways compression. Abnormally enlarged left atriomegaly creates unusual right chest opacification on radiographs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-746
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • atriomegaly
  • mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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