Sonolucent space posterior to left atrium

Unusual echocardiographic appearance in a cardiac transplant patient

Amit Malhotra, Rami Khouzam, Daniel Minderman, Ivan A. D'Cruz

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Abstract

The usual echocardiographic appearances of the atria in heart transplant patients are well known. We report a case of an 81-year-old man with a 16-year-old cardiac transplant who showed a "new" echocardiographic left atrial abnormality. Two-dimensional echocardiography showed a large sonolucent space behind the donor left atrium (DLA), which was at first perplexing. This space, the distorted and partly displaced recipient left atrium (RLA), could be shown to communicate with the donor left atrium, by the use of unconventional imaging and by optison opacification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-605
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

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Heart Atria
Transplants
Tissue Donors
Echocardiography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sonolucent space posterior to left atrium : Unusual echocardiographic appearance in a cardiac transplant patient. / Malhotra, Amit; Khouzam, Rami; Minderman, Daniel; D'Cruz, Ivan A.

In: Echocardiography, Vol. 22, No. 7, 01.08.2005, p. 603-605.

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Malhotra, Amit ; Khouzam, Rami ; Minderman, Daniel ; D'Cruz, Ivan A. / Sonolucent space posterior to left atrium : Unusual echocardiographic appearance in a cardiac transplant patient. In: Echocardiography. 2005 ; Vol. 22, No. 7. pp. 603-605.
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