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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

Cor triatriatum dexter


1 Department of Medicine, PMCH, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Central Hospital, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Dubey
M. P. Heart Centre, Dhaiya, P. O. ISM, Dhanbad - 826 004, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_30_17

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Cor Triatriatum, otherwise known as triatrial heart, is a rare congenital heart defect. This report describes a case of a 45 yrs old female who was sent to us for evaluation of exertional shortness of breath and swelling of feet. She was found to be in incipient heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a membrane separating the right atrium into 2 chambers and dilated Right heart and pulmonary artery with features of pulmonary hypertension. The 2 portions of Right atrium had adequate communication between them, hence her paucity of complications and survival. But perhaps the onset of pulmonary hypertension had aggravated her symptoms forcing her to seek medical attention. Early diagnosis and prompt referral are mandatory to prevent mortality from the defect that is amenable to simple corrective surgery.


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