Giant left atrium: a condition that is rarely seen today.

Research paper by Khalil K Fattouch, Roberta R Sampognaro, Giuseppe G Coppola, Egle E Corrado, Enzo E Borruso, Salvatore S Novo, Giovanni G Ruvolo

Indexed on: 13 Aug '08Published on: 13 Aug '08Published in: Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)


Today, giant left atrium is a condition that is rarely observed in clinical practice and diagnosis can be missed. It is prevalent in patients with rheumatic heart disease that has decreased considerably in industrialized countries in the last two decades. However, the immigration flow in the current era can revive its incidence.