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Cor triatriatum sinister, not mitral stenosis, in an adult with previous Sydenham's chorea: diagnosis and preoperative assessment by cross sectional echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1515297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In cor triatriatum sinister, one of the rarest congenital cardiac anomalies, a membrane divides the left atrium into a pulmonary venous component above and the vestibule below. The importance of the anomaly lies in the effects of the resultant pulmonary venous obstruction that usually present in the first year of life and can mimic obstructed total anomalous venous drainage or congenital mitral stenosis. A case presented as mitral stenosis in the third decade of life, ten years after a well documented episode of Sydenham's chorea. The diagnosis was made rapidly by transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography was used for complete assessment. Cardiac catheterisation added nothing to the non-invasive diagnosis or the preoperative assessment. Uncomplicated corrective surgery was undertaken.
Authors:
M A de Belder; V Argano; C J Burrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-08     Completed Date:  1992-10-08     Revised Date:  2010-05-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
St George's Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chorea / complications
Cor Triatriatum / complications,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography
Humans
Male
Mitral Valve Stenosis / ultrasonography*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / ultrasonography*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Br Heart J. 1992 Jul;68(1):1-3   [PMID:  1515284 ]

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