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Congential giant aneurysms of the left atrial appendage: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8811409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant congenital intrapericardial aneurysms of the left atrial appendage and body are unusual cardiac anomalies. Only 48 cases have been previously reported in the literature, with the vast majority presenting in otherwise healthy young patients. These can present clinically with persistent arrhythmias and progress to stroke if not diagnosed and treated. Our index case is that of a 34-year-old woman discovered to have a giant left atrial aneurysm who developed intermittent palpitations with sinus tachycardia. We present a review of the literature pertaining to their diagnosis, potential morbidity, and surgical management.
J P Gold; H Y Afifi; W Ko; N Horner; R Hahn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    1996 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-19     Completed Date:  1996-11-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
Cardiomegaly / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Heart Atria
Tachycardia, Sinus / etiology

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