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Inversion of the Left Atrial Appendage: A Complication of Cardiac Surgery.
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PMID:  21831710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An inverted left atrial appendage which fails to revert spontaneously is a rare complication of cardiac surgery. We present a case of an inverted left atrial appendage discovered intraoperatively on transoesophageal echocardiography. This was readily identified and was easily corrected with digital manipulation. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography plus an awareness of the possibility that a newly presenting left atrial mass post-bypass might be an inverted left atrial appendage, facilitates immediate correction. So doing removes any need for further investigation or further cardiac surgery and reduces the risk of a subsequent thromboembolic event if the diagnosis is not made until later.
Gemma S Smiles; Rahul Basu; Ian M Mitchell
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Nottingham University Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom.
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