+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Extensive calcifications of the left atrium

Acta Bio-Medica de L'ateneo Parmense 53(6): 405-412
Extensive calcifications of the left atrium
The clinical and surgical features of eight patients with extensive calcifications of the left atrial wall and mitral valvular disease, has been reported. Seven patients underwent to prosthetic replacement of the mitral valve and one to prosthetic replacement of the mitral and aortic valve. Beside the valvular replacement, the authors stress the importance of the surgical removal of the atrium wall calcifications, in order to avoid the postoperative haemorrhagic and embolic complications.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service: $29.90)

Accession: 005432925

PMID: 6220552

Related references

Wall calcifications of the left heart atrium. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 113(5): 177-179, 1988

Acute pressure overload of the right ventricle. Comparison of two models of right-left shunt. Pulmonary artery to left atrium and right atrium to left atrium: experimental study. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 6(): 143-143, 2012

Shell-like calcifications of the left atrium. Apropos of 5 operated cases. Minerva Cardioangiologica 26(5): 295-309, 1978

Extensive invasion of the left atrium by lung cancer. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 96(2): 685-687, 2013

Cracking the coconut: extensive calcification of the left atrium. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 96(6): 2249-2249, 2014

Isolated replacement of the mitral leaflets and "Mercedes"-plastics of the giant left atrium: surgery for patients with left ventricle dysfunction and left atrium enlargement. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 42(4): 505-508, 2001

Congenital malformations of the left atrium iii left superior vena cava obstructing the left atrium. Carpentier, A And A Starr Actualites De Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire De L'hopital Broussais, 4 Chirurgie De La Valve Mitrale Et De L'oreillette Gauche; (Current Topics on Cardiovascular Surgery From The Broussais Hospital, 4 Surgery Of The Mitral Valve And The Left Atrium); Vth Conference on Development in Cardiovascular Surgery From The Broussais Hospital X+159p Masson: Paris, France Illus Paper 16-18, 1991

Giant left atrium in mitral valvular disease the effect of left atrium plication for the compression to the lung and bronchus. Journal of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 31(2): 191-199, 1983

Slow increase in the size of the left atrium with atrial fibrillation--a congenital pericardial defect or aneurysm of the left atrium?. Zeitschrift für Kardiologie 76(9): 581-584, 1987

New conduction pathways from the left atrium to the right atrium and to the ventricle along the anterior and posterior portions of the left atrio ventricular ring. Japanese Heart Journal: 385-400, 1974