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Effect of left atrial compliance on pulmonary artery pressure: a case report.

Abstract : BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, with secondary atrial pressure elevation, is a well-known concept. On the contrary, effect of left atrial compliance on pulmonary pressure is rarely considered. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the echocardiographic case of a 9-year-old child who presented severe rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation with a giant left atrium, in contrast to a normal artery pulmonary pressure, testifying of the high left atrial compliance. CONCLUSION: Left atrial compliance is an important determinant of symptoms and pulmonary artery pressure in mitral valve disease.
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Eloi Marijon, Dinesh Jani, Sébastian Voicu, Phalla Ou. Effect of left atrial compliance on pulmonary artery pressure: a case report.. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, BioMed Central, 2006, 4, pp.31. ⟨10.1186/1476-7120-4-31⟩. ⟨inserm-00147512⟩

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