Echocardiographic Findings in Patients with Atrial Septal Aneurysm: A Prospective Case-Control Study.

Echocardiographic Findings in Patients with Atrial Septal Aneurysm: A Prospective Case-Control Study. Cardiol Res Pract. 2019;2019:3215765 Authors: Atak R, Ileri M, Ozturk S, Korkmaz A, Yetkin E Abstract Background: Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is a congenital deformity of the interatrial septum with a prevalence of 1-2% in the adult population. Although ASA has been supposed to be an incidental finding in echocardiographic examination, its structural and clinical associations have gained an increasing interest. Aim: To investigate and compare the clinical features and echocardiographic parameters between ASA patients and age- and gender-matched control group patients. Methods: 410 patients with ASA were enrolled in the study, prospectively. After the exclusion of 33 patients, the remaining 377 patients comprised the study group. The control group consisted of 377 age- and gender-matched patients without ASA. Results: Aortic valve regurgitation and mitral valve regurgitation were more often observed in patients with ASA, and percentages of patients with ascending aortic aneurysm (AAA), patent foramen ovale (PFO), and atrial septal defect (ASD) were higher in ASA patients compared to control group patients. Aortic root diameter was larger in ASA patients compared to control group patients (29.2 ± 3.9, 28.6 ± 3.1, p=0.05, respectively). Ascending aorta diameter was higher in ASA patients compared to ...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research

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