A case of atrial cardiomyopathy in a patient with rheumatic heart disease with massive left atrial calcification
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Conflict of interest
Megumi Shimada and Atsuko Hara declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Makoto Akaishi received lecture fees from Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd., Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., and research funding from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
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All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions.
Informed consent was obtained from patient’s next-of-kin for being included in the study.