Cor triatriatum sinister in a 43-year-old man with syncope

Janet L. Eichholz, Samer S. Hodroge, Jerry Crook, John Mack, Dale Wortham

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Abstract

Cor triatriatum sinister, a congenital cardiac anomaly involving a fibromuscular membrane that partitions the left atrium into 2 chambers, has been reported in only 0.1% to 0.4% of patients with congenital heart disease. The posterosuperior chamber receives blood from the pulmonary veins, and the anteroinferior chamber contains the left atrial appendage and mitral valve orifice. Most patients are diagnosed with the condition in infancy or childhood; adult cases are rare. We describe a case of cor triatriatum sinister in a 43-year-old man whose only presenting symptom was recurrent syncope. He underwent corrective resection of the membrane and was asymptomatic thereafter. In addition to discussing the patient's case, we review the relevant medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-605
Number of pages4
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume40
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Cor Triatriatum
Syncope
Atrial Appendage
Membranes
Pulmonary Veins
Heart Atria
Mitral Valve
Heart Diseases

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Cor triatriatum sinister in a 43-year-old man with syncope. / Eichholz, Janet L.; Hodroge, Samer S.; Crook, Jerry; Mack, John; Wortham, Dale.

In: Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 40, No. 5, 01.12.2013, p. 602-605.

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