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An unusual case of cor triatriatum sinister presenting as pulmonary oedema during labor.
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PMID:  20022643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 35 years old second gravida was admitted to our department with acute pulmonary oedema after labor. Echocardiography disclosed an intra-atrial membrane prolapsing through the mitral valve in diastole, with two small orifices creating a mean pressure gradient of 7.9mmHg. However the membrane clearly originated away from the mitral valve ring, proximal to the left atrial appendage, consistent with cor triatriatum sinister. Cor triatriatum sinister rarely presents in adulthood and although forward movement of the membrane towards the mitral valve funnel has been described, such a degree of prolapse through the valve has never been reported.
Periklis A Davlouros; Nikolaos Koutsogiannis; Ageliki Karatza; Dimitrios Alexopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  150     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e92-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cardiology Department, Patras University Hospital, Rion, Patras, Greece.
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