Congenital aneurysms of the left atrium: Recognition by cross-sectional echocardiography

R. A. Foale, T. C. Gibson, D. E. Guyer, L. Gillam, M. E. King, A. E. Weyman

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Abstract

The two-dimensional echocardiographic features of three patients with congenital aneurysms of the left atrium are described. The aneurysm arose from the left atrial appendage in two patients and from the posterior left atrial wall in one. The aneurysms were characterized by their origin from an otherwise normal left atrium, a well-defined neck, their position within the pericardial space, and distortion of the left ventricular free wall by the aneurysmal body. The differentiation of these structures from other abnormalities of the left atrium are also discussed. Two-dimensional echocardiography is a safe and reliable method for diagnosing congenital aneurysm of the left atrium, and such studies should be considered in any patient with an otherwise unexplained abnormality on the chest radiograph.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1069
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume66
Issue number5 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Heart Atria
Aneurysm
Echocardiography
Atrial Appendage
Pericardium
Neck
Thorax

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Foale, R. A., Gibson, T. C., Guyer, D. E., Gillam, L., King, M. E., & Weyman, A. E. (1982). Congenital aneurysms of the left atrium: Recognition by cross-sectional echocardiography. Unknown Journal, 66(5 I), 1065-1069. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.66.5.1065
Foale, R. A. ; Gibson, T. C. ; Guyer, D. E. ; Gillam, L. ; King, M. E. ; Weyman, A. E. / Congenital aneurysms of the left atrium : Recognition by cross-sectional echocardiography. In: Unknown Journal. 1982 ; Vol. 66, No. 5 I. pp. 1065-1069.
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