Transcatheter intervention in cor triatriatum sinister

Mehul B. Patel, Bennett P. Samuel, Wael K. Berjaoui, Reda E. Girgis, Joseph J. Vettukattil

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Cor triatriatum sinister is a rare condition caused by a membrane in the left atrium, resulting in left ventricular inflow obstruction. This developmental anomaly is usually diagnosed in childhood. However, a rare presentation during adulthood is observed when the membrane is incomplete. Surgical excision of the membrane is the first line of treatment. We present a 51-year-old woman who underwent successful transcatheter balloon dilation with complete loss of the membrane waist and hemodynamic and symptomatic improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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Patel, M. B., Samuel, B. P., Berjaoui, W. K., Girgis, R. E., & Vettukattil, J. J. (2015). Transcatheter intervention in cor triatriatum sinister. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 31(6).