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The missing left atrial appendage.
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PMID:  22212436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 34 year old man underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) prior to implantation of a biventricular ICD and DC cardioversion, to exclude left atrium and left atrial appendage thrombus. He had a history of repaired tetralogy of Fallot as a child, Stickler syndrome, atrial flutter and was status post recent mitral valve replacement, pulmonary valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair. The left atrial appendage was not visualized on TEE. A cardiac CT clarified that there was a left atrial appendage and provided an explanation as to why it was not visualized on TEE, highlighting the importance of multimodality imaging in patients with complex congenital heart disease.
Niamh M Kilcullen; James K H Woo; Suhny Abbara; Conor D Barrett; Aaron Baggish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101308347     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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