Heart Views

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 168-

"Puffing" left atrium in a smoker!


Surender Deora, Sanjay Shah, Tejas Patel 
 Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital, Smt. Nathiba Hargovandas Lakhmichand Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Surender Deora
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital, Smt. Nathiba Hargovandas Lakhmichand Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad - 380 006, Gujarat
India




How to cite this article:
Deora S, Shah S, Patel T. "Puffing" left atrium in a smoker!.Heart Views 2015;16:168-168


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Deora S, Shah S, Patel T. "Puffing" left atrium in a smoker!. Heart Views [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];16:168-168
Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2015/16/4/168/172216


Full Text

A 42-years-old male smoker presented with progressive dyspnea and palpitation. 12-lead electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with controlled ventricular rate. Transthoracic two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography revealed severe aortic and mitral stenosis with dense swirling spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in dilated left atrium. This SEC in left atrium was 'puffed' intermittently into left ventricle in this smoker patient. Patient was treated medically and after stabilization was referred for surgical intervention [Figure 1] adn [Figure 2].{Figure 1}{Figure 2}