A patient is referred for a cardiac catheterization.
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A patient is referred for a cardiac catheterization. The results of the catheterization show that, at

mid-diastole, the patient has a left atrial pressure of 23 mmHg; at the same time the patient's left ventricular pressure is 5 mmHg. Please briefly explain/discuss a possible cause for these observed results.

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The low left atrial pressure maybe... View the full answer

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