Association between left atrial compression and atrial fibrillation: A case presentation and a short review of literature

Niloy Ahmed, Morales Mangual Carlos, Gunsburg Moshe, Yitzhak Rosen

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Abstract

This case report describes a patient who developed palpitations and chest pain and was found to be in atrial fibrillation. This was likely due to the presence of an extra-cardiac mass, which was compressing the left atrium. The mass was related to small cell carcinoma, which decreased significantly in size after chemotherapy. Resolution of the atrial fibrillation correlated temporally with reduction in the size of the mass and alleviation of the left atrial compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Compressing
  • Left atrium
  • Mass
  • New onset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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