Septal pouch in the left atrium: a new anatomical entity with potential for embolic complications.

@article{Krishnan2010SeptalPI,
  title={Septal pouch in the left atrium: a new anatomical entity with potential for embolic complications.},
  author={Subramaniam C. Krishnan and Miguel Salazar},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={98-104}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition, we studied the patterns by which the septum primum (SP) and septum secundum (SS) fuse. BACKGROUND A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a communication across the interatrial septum between a nonadherent SP and SS and is considered to be a risk factor for serious clinical syndromes. METHODS We examined the interatrial septum in 94 randomly selected autopsied hearts, with a focus on… CONTINUE READING
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