Bilateral atrial appendage aneurysms associated with atrial fibrillation

Takahiro Nakahara, Kenji Minakata, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Masaki Funamoto, Ryuzo Sakata

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Aneurysm of the left atrial appendage is an extremely rare anomaly. We describe the case of a 68-year-old man who presented with palpitation and was found to have a very large aneurysm located near the left atrial appendage on routine echocardiography. During surgery, an additional small aneurysm of the right atrial appendage was found. Both atrial aneurysms were resected in addition to mitral annuloplasty and a maze procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart aneurysm
  • Heart atria
  • Mitral valve annuloplasty
  • Mitral valve insufficiency
  • cardiac


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