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Revista Cubana de Medicina

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RODRIGUEZ MUTUBERRIA, Liván  y  SERRA VALDES, Yusimí. Atrial septal aneurysm associated with stroke. Rev cubana med [online]. 2015, vol.54, n.2, pp. 175-179. ISSN 1561-302X.

Atrial septal aneurysm is a sac-type deformation of thin tissue located in the area of the foramen ovale, which is free to move into the right atrium, left or inclusive, with greater excursion of 10 mm. It is a rare disease, which has a strong association with stroke. A patient who was admitted with a diagnosis of cardioembolic ischemic stroke, in the absence of relevant vascular risk factors and the absence of atrial fibrillation was presented. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed atrial septal aneurysm associated with patent foramen ovale. The association of this entity with cardioembolic stroke is recognized, the possible mechanisms involved in its genesis is explained. It is recommended to consider this diagnosis in all cryptogenic stroke by therapeutic options available.

Palabras clave : atrial septal aneurysm; paten foramen ovale; stroke.

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