Journal Article

Atrial septal aneurysm mimicking ECG signs of enlarged right atrium

Eberhard P. Scholz, Edgar Zitron, Hugo A. Katus, Christoph A. Karle and Derliz Mereles

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 9, issue 7, pages 475-476
Published in print July 2007 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eum038
Atrial septal aneurysm mimicking ECG signs of enlarged right atrium

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In a routine ECG from a young asymptomatic woman, changes in P-wave morphology and the frontal plane atrial vector were noted. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed a large atrial septal aneurysm as probable underlying cause. This case report demonstrates that non-specific right atrial ECG signs may be indicative of lone atrial septal aneurysm.

Keywords: Atrial septal aneurysm; P-wave morphology; Echocardiography; Electrocardiography

Journal Article.  662 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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