A left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare cause of atrial arrhythmia in a young adult. Resection of the aneurysm is uniformly recommended in order to prevent thromboembolism and stroke. In patients without evidence of clot within the aneurysm, operative resection via a limited thoracotomy provides a safe and effective alternative to median sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery|
|State||Published - Jul 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine