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Giant multiperforated atrial septal aneurysm in a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12749879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the widespread use of transoesophageal echocardiography, atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is frequently and easily recognized. Diagnostic criteria, however, remain arbitrary. A meticulous search for interatrial shunting (most often patent foramen ovale (PFO)) and associated cardiac diseases is important. ASA is considered a risk factor for cardioembolism, especially in association with patent foramen ovale. We describe a patient with a giant multiperforated ASA presenting with refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Resection of the aneurysm was performed in combination with a surgical Maze procedure.
S De Ridder; M J M Cramer; J M P G Ernst; W Jaarsma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-16     Completed Date:  2003-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 The European Society of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Heart Atria / pathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis*
Heart Septum / pathology,  ultrasonography
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