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
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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