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Diverticulum of the posterior left atrial wall


Herzog, B A; Husmann, L; Jenni, R; Kaufmann, P A (2009). Diverticulum of the posterior left atrial wall. Echocardiography, 26(4):471-472.

Abstract

Diverticula of the left atrium are very rare malformations of unknown etiology and may be associated with arrhythmias, thromboembolism, or mitral valve regurgitation. We report a patient with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) in whom we performed a low-dose computed tomography coronary angiography using prospective electrocardiogram triggering. CAD could be ruled out. Incidentally, we found a diverticulum on the posterior wall of the left atrium combined with an interatrial septal aneurysm. The diagnosis was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography.

Abstract

Diverticula of the left atrium are very rare malformations of unknown etiology and may be associated with arrhythmias, thromboembolism, or mitral valve regurgitation. We report a patient with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) in whom we performed a low-dose computed tomography coronary angiography using prospective electrocardiogram triggering. CAD could be ruled out. Incidentally, we found a diverticulum on the posterior wall of the left atrium combined with an interatrial septal aneurysm. The diagnosis was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:April 2009
Deposited On:26 Feb 2009 11:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:02
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0742-2822
Additional Information:The attached file is a preprint (accepted version) of an article published in Echocardiography, 2009; 26(4), 471-472.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00816.x
PubMed ID:19017313

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