A 38-year-old member asked:
What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?
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Internal Medicine 57 years experience
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Associated: La enlargement is common with a leaking mitral valve (mr). Recent studies have shown severe enlargement of la can be serious. A normal size is around 25ml/m2. This is volume of la divided by the body surface area (this takes into different sizes of people). When over 60 the risk dying is increased. If the valve is repaired this returns to normal. This is regardless of symptoms.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2013
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