Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2013 , Vol 4, Issue 2
Cor Triatriatum Sinister Presenting In a 73 Yearold Woman With Coronary Artery Disease
Levent Mavioğlu1, Ufuk Mungan1, Özcan Özeke2, Çağatay Ertan2, Mehmet Ali Özatik1
1Acıbadem Eskişehir, KVC, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Eskişehir, Kardiyoloji, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Cor-triatriatum sinister is a rare congenital heart defect that is characterised by the division of left atrium by a fibromuscular membrane into two seperate chambers. It is a rare congenital defect first reported by Church in 1868 (1). It is extremely rare, with an incidence of 0.1-0.4 %, during pediatric age. Its appearence in adulthood is even more exceptional and often incidentally discovered (2). Classically, patients present during the neonatal period or early infancy although in some cases remain undetected until the patient is an adult. We report an unusual case of cor traitriatum sinister in an 73-year old woman which was concidentally discovered during preoperative evaluation. Keywords : cor triatriatum sinistrum, elderly, coronary artery disease