Intraoperative echocardiographic diagnosis of previously unrecognized cor triatriatum

Charles W. Hogue, Benico Barzilai, Robert Forstot, Todd A. Shuman, James L. Cox

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Abstract

Cor triatriatum is a congenital heart defect resulting in abnormal septation of the left atrium by a fibromuscular membrane. Echocardiography has improved the preoperative diagnosis of this rare congenital heart defect. We report a case where transesophageal echocardiography proved useful in the intraoperative diagnosis of a previously undetected cor triatriatum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-563
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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