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Inverted left atrial appendage
  1. A Bouzas-Mosquera,
  2. N Alvarez-García,
  3. J J Cuenca-Castillo
  1. A Bouzas-Mosquera, Juan Canalejo Hospital. A Coruña, Spain; aboumos{at}

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A 59-year-old woman with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severe mitral regurgitation was referred for mitral valve repair. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) performed before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) showed normal mitral leaflets with increased mitral valve tenting area and posterior mitral leaflet tethering; no masses were seen within the left atrium. After ring annuloplasty and during weaning from CPB, …

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