Acoustic appearance of atrial septal aneurysm

Josef Kautzner, Marek Bëlohlávek, Františ Ek V. Holm, Miroslav J. Munclinger

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Abstract

Atrial septal aneurysm in the otherwise normal heart is a very rare and usually asymptomatic condition. A midsystolic click was described as the only clinical manifestation so far. A low‐pitched early‐to‐midsystolic acoustic phenomenon in a 39‐year‐old woman corresponding with maximal leftward motion of the aneurysmatic interatrial septum during early systole is the subject of this case report. Our experience, plus review of the literature, supports the suggestion that atrial septal aneurysm should be considered in the interpretation of added systolic sounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

Keywords

  • added systolic sound
  • atrial septal aneurysm
  • midsystolic click
  • two‐dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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