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cor triatriatum

A malformation of the heart in which the embryonic common pulmonary vein was not incorporated into the left atrium leaving behind a perforated fibromuscular membrane bisecting the left atrium, a three-atrium heart. The opening between the two left atrium sections determines the degree of obstruction to pulmonary venous return, pulmonary venous and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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  • triatrial heart
  • cor triatriatum sinistrum
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