Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16--19

A floating heart: A case of congenital pericardial agenesis associated with atrial septal defect


Anita Sadeghpour, Hoda Mombeini, Kiara Rezaie Kalantari 
 Echocardiography Research Center, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hoda Mombeini
Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Valiasr Street, Tehran
Iran

Congenital absence of the pericardium is a rare condition. Diagnosis and management of this condition remain a dilemma for clinicians. Here, we report a case of 15-year-old boy who had complaint of palpitation. Considering the echocardiographic features, pericardial agenesis associated with atrial septal defect (ASD) was suspected and multimodality imaging was performed for subsequent confirmation. Mal-aligned septum leads to failure in ASD device closure; therefore, the defect was repaired surgically by using a Dacron patch. Physicians need to be aware of this disorder and its associated congenital abnormalities, to enable them to make a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.


How to cite this article:
Sadeghpour A, Mombeini H, Kalantari KR. A floating heart: A case of congenital pericardial agenesis associated with atrial septal defect.Arch Cardiovasc Imaging 2018;6:16-19


How to cite this URL:
Sadeghpour A, Mombeini H, Kalantari KR. A floating heart: A case of congenital pericardial agenesis associated with atrial septal defect. Arch Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 24 ];6:16-19
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