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Obstructive Membrane at the Base of the Left Atrial Appendage, a Multi-Imaging Approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25470429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small muscular extension that grows from the anterolateral wall of the left atrium, in the proximity of the left pulmonary veins. The presence of a membrane in the LAA is a rare clinical entity whose origin is not known. Its clinical implication in the genesis of atrial arrhythmias and thromboembolic risk remains unknown. We report a case of an obstructive membrane located at the base of the LAA, found incidentally in a young patient who was initially undergoing a transesophageal echocardiogram prior to an invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation.
Authors:
Demián Chejtman; Matías Failo; Valeria Richarte Rueda; Emilio Logarzo; Luis Barja; Alejandro Benticuaga; Maria Laura Ayerdi; Domingo Turri; Sergio Baratta; Pablo Aguirre; Alejandro Hita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-4    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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