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atria predice

Alison Knauth, Karen P McCarthy, Sandra Webb, Siew Yen Ho, Sally P Allwork, Andrew C Cook, Robert H Anderson
OBJECTIVES: We describe the structure of, and suggest an etiology for, the interatrial communication which can occur through the mouth of the coronary sinus. Based on the study of human embryos, we propose that the defect is best explained by dissolution of the wall of the coronary sinus adjacent to the left atrium, permitting shunting between the atriums through the right atrial orifice of the sinus. BACKGROUND: An interatrial communication across the mouth of the coronary sinus defect was first described in 1965 by Raghib and colleagues, its existence being predicated on the basis of incomplete formation of the left "atriovenous fold"...
July 2002: Cardiology in the Young
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