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Late detection of communication between juxtaposed atrial appendages
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  • Shinichi Ishida,
  • Masato Mutsuga,
  • Takashi Fujita,
  • Kei Yagami
Shinichi Ishida
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Masato Mutsuga
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine
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Takashi Fujita
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Kei Yagami
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman underwent an atrial septal defect closure with juxtaposition of the atrial appendages without communication between both appendages 4 years before presentation. She recently experienced desaturation on exercise, and right-to-left shunt coming from the residual communication between both appendages was found. The residual communication was closed from the right to the left atrium. Herein, we report a rare case of juxtaposition of the atrial appendages with residual communication between them after an atrial septal defect closure.