atrium of the heart


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Noun1.atrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heartatrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heart
atrial auricle, auricle, auricula atrii - a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
auricular appendage, auricular appendix, auricula - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
atrium - any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
atrium dextrum, right atrium, right atrium of the heart - the right upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the venae cavae and coronary sinus
atrium sinistrum, left atrium, left atrium of the heart - the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins
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Chest radiographs showed pleural effusion in a majority of the cats, and most had enlargement of the left atrium of the heart on their echocardiogram studies.
For the study, the team evaluated the use of the drug rivaroxaban versus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) to prevent strokes in patients with an enlarged left atrium of the heart.
Experts at Northwell Health say that a leaky mitral valve, also known as mitral regurgitation, can cause blood to flow backwards and leak into the left atrium of the heart when the heart is contracting.And that can lead to heart failure.