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A very rare case: Cor polyatriatum, a variant of cor triatriatum [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 444-446 | DOI: 10.5505/tkda.2012.82231

A very rare case: Cor polyatriatum, a variant of cor triatriatum

Zafer Işılak, Alptuğ Tokatlı, Ömer Uz, Mehmet Uzun
Department of Cardiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Cor triatriatum sinister is a rare congenital heart anomaly. We present an elderly patient with cor polyatriatum, which is a variant of cor triatriatum. The patient was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Echocardiographic evaluation revealed that the left atrium was divided into three spaces of the fibromuscular membrane, resembling a railway. Diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. The patient did not accept surgical treatment and was followed medically.

Keywords: Cor polyatriatum/diagnosis, cor triatriatum/diagnosis, echocardiography, heart failure/complications; magnetic resonance imaging

How to cite this article
Zafer Işılak, Alptuğ Tokatlı, Ömer Uz, Mehmet Uzun. A very rare case: Cor polyatriatum, a variant of cor triatriatum. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 444-446

Corresponding Author: Zafer Işılak, Türkiye
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