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Giant left atrial appendage aneurysm: the third ventricle!
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16015432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The giant congenital intrapericardial aneurysmal dilatation of the left atrial appendage without mitral valve disease is a very rare condition that is generally diagnosed in older patients. The problem is usually accompanied with supraventricular rhythm disorders and life-threatening systemic thromboembolism. Complete surgical correction is possible, and it should be performed immediately after the diagnosis. We are going to describe a patient with a history of cerebral thromboembolism and palpitation who was diagnosed with congenital intrapericardial aneurysmal dilatation of the left atrial appendage. The condition was identified by means of echocardiography and was surgically treated by resection of the appendage containing the aneurysm.
Melek Ulucam; Haldun Muderrisoglu; Atilla Sezgin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:    2005 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-14     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Heart Aneurysm / congenital*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Atria / abnormalities*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged

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