Left atrial appendage aneurysm

Alok Mathur, Kenton J. Zehr, Lawrence J. Sinak, Robert F. Rea

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Aneurysms of the left atrial appendage are exceedingly rare. Patients most commonly present with atrial tachyarrhythmias and thromboembolism. Resection of the aneurysm is usually curative. We present a case report of a 60-year-old female with a long-standing history of atrial arrhythmias found to have a large left atrial appendage aneurysm with additional bi-atrial enlargement and a family history of atrial arrhythmias. The patient was successfully treated with resection of the aneurysm and a Cox-Maze III procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1392-1393
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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