oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Aneurysmal enlargement of the right atrium in an African: Associated with gross mitral incompetence and apical thrill

Volume 13, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A second case of gross enlargement of the right atrium in an African subject has been descriptionbed. This patient presented with congestive cardiac failure and severe mitral incompetence, and the possible aetiology is discussed. It is suggested that a modified form of endomyocardial fibrosis may exist in an area where the disease has not so far been descriptionbed.

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