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Minimally Invasive Approach to Cor Triatriatum Sinister
  • Mohineesh Kumar,
  • Francis Shannon
Mohineesh Kumar
Beaumont Health
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Francis Shannon
Beaumont Health
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Peer review status:POSTED

28 Jul 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
29 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed

Abstract

Cor-triatriatum sinister (CTS) is a rare congenital condition in which the left atrium is divided into two chambers. Patients can present as infants or later in life, which is largely dependent on the size of fenestration between these two chambers. Surgical excision of the membrane is curative. This is traditionally performed through a median sternotomy. Here we report of a case of a 60-year old man who presented to his primary care physician with dyspnea and atrial fibrillation. He was found to have CTS. We performed excision of the left atrial membrane and maze procedure through a left anterolateral mini-thoracotomy with femoral cannulation.