Cor triatriatum

5 Interesting Facts of Cor triatriatum

  1. Rare congenital anomaly
  2. Children present with pallor, poor peripheral pulses, tachypnea, and growth failure
  3. Echocardiography shows presence of 2 atrial chambers separated by obstructing partition (either left or right atrium is divided into 2 compartments by membrane, tissue fold, or fibromuscular band)
  4. MRI with 3-dimensional reconstruction is the best method for detecting simple and complex morphology when other tests are inconclusive
  5. Differentiated with echocardiography and MRI

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