Document Detail

Left atrial appendage aneurysm-a rare anomaly with an atypical presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19925547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left atrial appendage aneurysm (LAAA) is a rare condition caused by congenital dysplasia of the atrial muscles. Patients usually present with atrial tachyarrhythmias as a result of ectopic foci of atrial rhythm generation or systemic thromboembolism. We report a case of a 38-year-old Native American female presenting with 1-month history of cough, in sinus rhythm, and found to have a large cyst-like structure next to the left ventricular lateral wall on transthoracic echocardiography. This structure was later confirmed as a LAAA on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Patient underwent aneurysmectomy without any complications.
Dena Wilson; Nishant Kalra; Eric A Brody; Henry Van Dyk; Vincent L Sorrell
Related Documents :
3958367 - Progressive obstruction of the foramen ovale in patients with left atrioventricular val...
16784437 - Paroxysmal atrial flutter caused by cardiac lymphoma.
3761527 - Atrial contribution to ventricular filling in patients with coronary artery disease as ...
8227817 - Experimentally created atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia in the dog: evidence...
15747157 - Extension of myocardial necrosis differently affects mibg retention in heart failure ca...
14608287 - Influence of sex on ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction in mice.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-02-05     Revised Date:  2011-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery*
Heart Atria / abnormalities,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiography, Thoracic

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Interrupted aortic arch with anomalous origin of left pulmonary artery from aorta.
Next Document:  Treatment of dynamic subvalvar muscular obstruction in the native right ventricular outflow tract by...