Cor triatriatum sinistrum a rare disease with a common presentation

Al Rumitha Al Sabri, Niranjan Joshi, Hamood Al Kindi, Khalfan S. Al Senaidi*

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Cor triatriatum sinistrum (CTS) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterised by an abnormal septum within the left atrium impairing blood flow to the left ventricle. We report the case of a two-month-old male infant who presented with symptoms of heart failure since the age of two weeks. He was admitted to a local hospital and was managed with antibiotics because of the impression of pneumonia. Due to persistent unresolved tachypnoea and tachycardia, he was referred to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2019 for cardiac evaluation which confirmed a diagnosis of isolated CTS with severe stenosis and pulmonary hypertension. He underwent an urgent surgical excision of the membrane with uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e324-e326
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2021


  • Case Report
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cor Triatriatum Sinistrum
  • Heart Failure
  • Oman
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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