Case Report

Cor triatriatum as a diagnostic finding in the elderly patient with permanent atrial fibrillation

N.V. Ponych, L.М. Diubenko, I.О. Aksionova, О.А. Yepanchintseva, О.I. Zharinov, B.M. Todurov

Kyiv City Heart Center

The clinical case of cor triatriatum in which there is a fibromuscular membrane in left atrium is presented in the article. This septum divides left atrium into two cameras: posterior-superior and inferior-anterior. The latter has connection with left atrioventricular channel and left atrial appendage. Clinical features, hemodynamic changes, clinical course, diagnosis and treatment are discussed. The data of transthoracic B-mode echocardiography, as well as B-mode and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography are provided.

Key words: cor triatriatum, fibromuscular membrane, transesophageal echocardiography, three-dimensional echocardiography

 

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