A case of asymptomatic patient with right ventricular dilatation


A case of asymptomatic patient with right ventricular dilatation

Wael AlJaroudi1, Firas El Bitar2, Ghida Mouharram3, Jihad Daher3, Gebrine El-Khoury4

1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3Department of Radiology, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon; 4Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St-Luc hospital, Bruxelles, Belgium

Correspondence to: Wael AlJaroudi, MD, FESC, FACC, FAHA. Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Email: wael.jaroudi@cmc.com.lb.

Abstract: Sinus venous defect is an uncommon type of atrial septal defect (ASD), often associated with anomalous pulmonary vein drainage and left to right shunting. If undetected, it leads to right atrial and ventricular volume overload. The current case describes an asymptomatic athlete with missed large sinus venosus defect since birth, and the different types of cardiac imaging modalities that lead to the detection of the defect and guiding the appropriate surgical intervention.

Keywords: Sinus venosus defect; anomalous pulmonary vein drainage; shunt; right ventricular dilatation




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