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Congenital absence of the left atrial appendage: a rare anatomical variation with clinical significance.
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PMID:  23882880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Congenital absence of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is extremely rare.We describe a case of congenial absence of the LAA in a patient scheduled for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Absence of the LAA was found pre-procedurally by transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and cardiac computer tomography (CT). During the ablation procedure, the absence was confirmed by contrast injection at the usual location of the LAA.
Authors:
Zhi-Jun Zhang; Jian-Zeng Dong; Chang-Sheng Ma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dept. of Cardiology, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University and Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing, China.
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