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Chirurgia 2008 February;21(1):33-4

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Porcelain atrium, a sequela of long standing mitral stenosis. Is a challenge during mitral valve surgery?

Selimoglu O., Basaran M., Ugurlucan M., Ogus N. T.

Goztepe Safak Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istambul, Turkey


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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.

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