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Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1782
Selimoglu O., Basaran M., Ugurlucan M., Ogus N. T.
Goztepe Safak Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istambul, Turkey
Extensive left atrial calcification, also named as porcelain atrium is a complication of long standing rheumatoid heart disease. It is a surgical challenge during mitral valve surgery and requires special precautions. In this report, we present a case with porcelain left atrium who has undergone successful CABG and valvular surgery together with the review of the literature.