left atrium of the heart


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Noun1.left atrium of the heart - the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veinsleft atrium of the heart - the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins
atrium cordis, atrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heart
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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.
MR is caused by a leaking mitral valve, which then causes blood to regurgitate from the left ventricle to the left atrium of the heart. Over time, the condition can lead to or accelerate heart failure and heart rhythm problems.
Dr Baslaib explained that most clots originate in a section in the left atrium of the heart called left atrial appendage (LAA).