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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240-243

Left atrial calcification: Case report and review of literature

Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Dr. M Aseem Basha
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_48_18

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Calcification of left atrium is often associated with rheumatic valvular heart disease. It has been described mostly in cases with long standing mitral stenosis and also in patients with mitral valve replacement. It should be suspected in patients with rheumatic heart disease with severe mitral stenosis or post mitral valve replacement who present with features of severe PAH and right heart failure in the presence of a normal functioning prosthetic mitral valve. Here we report a 57-year-old man who had underwent closed mitral commissurotomy about 30 years ago and mitral valve replacement about 18 years ago and now presenting with left atrial calcification. This literature also discusses the management options available.

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