Giant right atrium after mitral valve replacement: plain film findings in 15 patients.

@article{Rubin1987GiantRA,
  title={Giant right atrium after mitral valve replacement: plain film findings in 15 patients.},
  author={Sanford A. Rubin and C W Hightower and Stephanie Flicker},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1987},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={257-60}
}
We reviewed the radiographs of 166 patients who had undergone mitral valve replacement and found 15 (9%) with giant right atrium. It was confirmed in 13 cases by angiography and/or echocardiography. It was proved at autopsy in one case and confirmed by a Swan-Ganz catheter delineating the lateral right atrial wall in another case. Tricuspid insufficiency of… CONTINUE READING