Swiss Cheese-Like Atrial Septal Defect Detected by Three-Dimensional Echocardiography


Vatankulu M. A. , Jafarov P., KAHRAMAN AY N.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.32, no.7, pp.1211-1212, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.12933
  • Title of Journal : ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1211-1212

Abstract

Mini-Abstract A 33-year-old female presented to the outpatient clinic with progressive exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed enlarged right heart chambers with left-to-right shunting. Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography confirmed these findings and showed three defects on interatrial septum. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography was performed to better visualize the anatomy of the interatrial septum. Reconstruction of the three-dimensional images revealed multiple defects of interatrial septum like a Swiss cheese. The patient underwent surgical closure of the atrial septal defect.