Spontaneous Left Atrial Rupture in Dogs

  • James W. Buchanan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 241)


Atrial rupture in man is most often the result of traumatic injury or myocardial infarction (1)- More recently, left atrial rupture was recognized in a human patient with primary valvular disease and no evidence of myocardial infarction (2).


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Mitral Valve Left Atrium Atrial Septal Defect Mitral Valve Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Buchanan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Comparative Vascular Studies UnitUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical StudiesUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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