ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

A Rare Cardiac Malformation in a Patient Presenting with Transient Ischemic Attack: Isolated Left Ventricular Diverticulum
Emir Karacağlar 1, Tansel Erol 2, Haldun Müderrisoğlu 1
1Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Baskent University, Adana, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.112
Pages : 458-459

Abstract

Left ventricular diverticulum is a rare congenital malformation consisting of a localized protrusion of the endocardium and myocardium from the free wall of the left ventricle (LV). The prevalence of the disease is 0.26% in nonselected patients who underwent cardiac catheterization. It is believed that the etiology is an intrinsic abnormality developing during embryogenesis. It often does not cause any symptoms. We report a case of isolated left ventricular diverticulum with complaints of transient ischemic attack.

Keywords : Left ventricular diverticulum, transient ischemic attack, venticulography
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