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Heart 78:492 doi:10.1136/hrt.78.5.492
  • Images in cardiology

Left atrial dissection after mitral valve reconstruction

A 58 year old man underwent mitral valve repair for prolapse of the anterior valve leaflet and consecutive severe mitral regurgitation. After weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass, transoesophageal echocardiography showed a successfully reconstructed mitral valve, but a large mass within or behind the left atrium that …