Double inter-atrial septum: a rare cause of cardioembolic stroke

Robaei, Daniel, Buchholz, Stefan, and Feneley, Michael (2013) Double inter-atrial septum: a rare cause of cardioembolic stroke. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22 (4). pp. 315-316.

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Double inter-atrial septum is an exceedingly rare congenital cardiac abnormality. We describe a case of transient ischaemic attack in a 53 year-old female found to have double inter-atrial septa on transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. The midline inter-atrial chamber enclosed by the two septa was found to be continuous with the left atrium, with stasis in this accessory chamber predisposing to thrombus formation and cardio-embolic events. The case highlights the importance of transoesophageal echocardiography in the investigation of stroke, particularly in younger individuals.

Item ID: 34754
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1444-2892
Keywords: inter-atrial septum; stroke; embolic; echocardiography
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 06:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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