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Published online: 2009-10-29
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Echocardiogram of the month
Unusual left-to-right shunt

Anna Wójcik, Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Hoffman
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(10):1137-1139.

open access

Vol 67, No 10 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-10-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 58-year-old woman with restrictive cardiomyopathy and unusual interatrial left-to-right shunt is presented. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested the coronary artery fistula draining into right atrium. Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed patent foramen ovale with concomitant left-to-right shunt. Increased pressure within the both enlarged atria caused the inefficiency of the valve of PFO and interatrial leak leading to ‘acquired form’ of an atrial septal defect.

Abstract

A case of a 58-year-old woman with restrictive cardiomyopathy and unusual interatrial left-to-right shunt is presented. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested the coronary artery fistula draining into right atrium. Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed patent foramen ovale with concomitant left-to-right shunt. Increased pressure within the both enlarged atria caused the inefficiency of the valve of PFO and interatrial leak leading to ‘acquired form’ of an atrial septal defect.
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Keywords

patent foramen ovale; atrial septal defect; left-to-right shunt

About this article
Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Unusual left-to-right shunt

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 10 (2009)

Pages

1137-1139

Published online

2009-10-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(10):1137-1139.

Keywords

patent foramen ovale
atrial septal defect
left-to-right shunt

Authors

Anna Wójcik
Anna Klisiewicz
Piotr Hoffman

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