Fenestrated cor triatriatum sinistrum: a case report [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(4): 347-349 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2012.73444

Fenestrated cor triatriatum sinistrum: a case report

Zafer Işılak1, Serkan Çay2, Ejder Kardeşoğlu1, Mehmet Uzun1
1GMMA Haydarpasa Education Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Etlik Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey

We present a 20-year-old male patient with cor triatriatum sinistrum with fenestrations and long-standing dyspnea on exertion, fatigue, and palpitation. An apical early to mid-systolic murmur of grade I-II/VI was heard on cardiac auscultation. Electrocardiography showed sinus rhythm and an incomplete right bundle branch block. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a membrane dividing the left atrium into two compartments. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a membrane with fenestrations originating from the left upper pulmonary vein, extending to the interatrial septum, and dividing the left atrium into two compartments as proximal and distal. Cardiac MR imaging for further detailed anatomical assessment demonstrated similar findings without additional anomaly. Medical follow-up was conducted due to no pressure gradient across the membrane.

Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases, cor triatriatum/complications/diagnosis, dyspnea, echocardiography

How to cite this article
Zafer Işılak, Serkan Çay, Ejder Kardeşoğlu, Mehmet Uzun. Fenestrated cor triatriatum sinistrum: a case report. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(4): 347-349

Corresponding Author: Zafer Işılak, Türkiye
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