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51-Year-Old Man’s Rare 5-Chamber Heart Found at Aster Hospital

Mon 26 Feb 2024    
| 2 min read

A very rare condition 5-Chamber Heart (with an incidence of 0.004% in the general population and 0.1 to 0.4% of all congenital heart anomalies), Cor triatriatum can be sometimes detected as an incidental finding in adults.

Dubai: In a recent medical breakthrough, Aster Hospital, Mankhool, Dubai, detected a rare heart anomaly (5-Chamber Heart) in a 51-year-old man complaining of chest pain. The diagnosis revealed an unusual condition known as cor triatriatum sinister, characterized by an additional chamber within the left atrium of the heart, resulting in a total of five chambers. Remarkably, the hospital managed this rare finding successfully without resorting to surgery, showcasing its proficiency in comprehensive cardiac care.

Cor triatriatum sinister is an exceedingly uncommon congenital anomaly where the left atrium is partitioned into two chambers by a membrane, leading to the presence of three atria within the heart. Typically, individuals have only two atria. This unique case presented a distinct challenge as it involved an additional chamber within the left atrium, adding up to a total of five chambers in the patient’s heart.

The medical team, spearheaded by Dr. Sachin Upadhyaya, Cardiology Specialist at Aster Hospital, Mankhool, demonstrated swift identification and treatment of the condition, enabling the patient to swiftly resume his normal activities. Dr. Upadhyaya emphasized the significance of comprehensive heart evaluations, especially in adults over 35 years, when faced with unusual symptoms. Early detection and intervention are crucial in mitigating potential complications associated with rare cardiac anomalies.

Despite its rarity, cor triatriatum sinister requires careful evaluation and monitoring due to its potential complications. Associated congenital heart defects, such as atrial septal defects, are common in such cases. The successful management of this case underscores the effectiveness of comprehensive evaluation and non-surgical approaches in treating rare cardiac conditions.

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Cor triatriatum sinister, occurring in only 0.004% of the general population, demands meticulous assessment to determine its subtype and associated symptoms. Aster Hospital, Mankhool, remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering exceptional cardiac care, utilizing advanced diagnostic capabilities to address rare and complex heart conditions effectively. This successful case serves as a testament to the hospital’s dedication to providing cutting-edge medical care to its patients.

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