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Atrial septal aneurysm in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
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PMID:  9842408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare heritable disorder of the connective tissue characterized by marked clinical heterogeneity. Common cardiovascular complications of PXE include renovascular hypertension, premature coronary artery disease and calcification of peripheral arteries frequently leading to claudicatio intermittens; fibrous thickening of the endocardium and atrioventricular valves, leading to restrictive cardiomyopathy and/or mitral valve prolapse have been also described. We herein report on a PXE patient who developed an atrial septal aneurysm as a previously undescribed cardiologic manifestation of her disease.
G Bertulezzi; R Paris; M Moroni; C Porta; G Nastasi; A Amadeo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-11     Completed Date:  1999-02-11     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Divisione di Medicina Generale, Ospedale Pesenti-Fenaroli, Alzano Lombardo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / complications*
Heart Aneurysm / complications*
Heart Atria*
Heart Septum*
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / complications*

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