Chiari network entanglement and herniation into the left atrium by an atrial septal defect occluder device.

@article{Cooke1999ChiariNE,
  title={Chiari network entanglement and herniation into the left atrium by an atrial septal defect occluder device.},
  author={Jennifer C Cooke and John S. Gelman and R. W. Harper},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={601-3}
}
The Chiari network is a fenestrated membrane consisting of threads and strands in the right atrium. First described in 1897 by anatomist Hans Chiari, it is a congenital remnant of embryonic development resulting from incomplete resorption of the right valve of the sinus venosus. Found in 2% to 3% of the population, it is generally not of clinical importance. Rarely, however, the network may be associated with serious complications such as thrombus formation, embolus entrapment, arrhythmia… CONTINUE READING

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