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What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Mitral valve.: Lad can be seen with mitral valve prolapse from mitral regurgitation and makes you more prone to arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Robert Binford
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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