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Seahorse left atrial appendage diverticula mimicking a coronary fistula

  • Massimiliano Cantinotti (a1), Raffaele Giordano (a1) and Bruno Murzi (a1)

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We report a left atrial appendage diverticulum in close proximity to the left coronary artery, thereby mimicking a fistulous connection between the two structures.

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Correspondence to: R. Giordano, MD, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department, Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio, Ospedale del Cuore, Via Aurelia Sud, 54100 Massa, Italy. Tel: +39 329 709 9540; Fax: +39 058 549 3616; E-mail: raf_jordan@inwind.it

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Seahorse left atrial appendage diverticula mimicking a coronary fistula

  • Massimiliano Cantinotti (a1), Raffaele Giordano (a1) and Bruno Murzi (a1)

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