Left atrial appendage aneurysm presenting with recurrent embolic strokes


Acarturk E., Kanadasi M., Yerdelen V., Akpinar O., Ozeren A., Saygili Ö.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.19, no.6, pp.495-497, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/b:caim.0000004177.41168.b1
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-497

Abstract

A case of left atrial appendage aneurysm is described in a 40-year-old man, who presented with recurrent embolic strokes and was asymptomatic until the last 6 months. Chest X-ray revealed a slightly prominent upper left heart border. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography and confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging and also by surgery.