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Giant right atrial aneurysm presenting as right heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22572501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic aneurysmal dilatations of the right atrium are rare anomalies. We report one such case of a young man presenting with fatigue, abdominal distension, pedal oedema, unremarkable cardiac examination except for raised jugular venous pressure, an electrocardiogram showing normal sinus rhythm with right bundle-branch block, and an radiograph of the chest showing cardiomegaly. The echocardiographic examination revealed a giant right atrium with low pressure tricuspid regurgitation. The computed tomography confirmed the findings of two-dimensional echocardiography. He was put on medical treatment and remained symptomatically controlled on follow-up.
V S Narain; Aniket Puri; R Sethi; Pallavi Aga; Suresh Behera; Naveed Ahmed; R K Saran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-10     Completed Date:  2013-07-10     Revised Date:  2014-03-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Cardiological Society of India. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Dilatation, Pathologic
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Heart Atria / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Heart Failure / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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