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Myocardial cleft, crypt, diverticulum, or aneurysm? Does it really matter?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19455674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myocardial clefts are congenital abnormalities related to myocardial fiber or fascicle disarray that have been described in healthy volunteers as well as in the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A cleft or crypt can be described as a discrete, approximately "V" shaped fissure extending into but confined by the myocardium, with a tendency to narrow or occlude in systole without local hypokinesia or dyskinesia. While little is known about the clinical significance of this entity, this report elaborates on the confounding terminology and differential diagnosis of this condition.
Authors:
Luis Afonso; Anupama Kottam; Vipin Khetarpal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E48-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. lafonso@med.wayne.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / complications,  diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulum / diagnosis*
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction
Myocardium / pathology*
Stroke / etiology
Terminology as Topic

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