Left atrial appendage aneurysm presenting with chronic cough
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LAAA are rarely encountered and generally present with palpitations, chest pain, dyspnoea or thromboembolic events . The chronic cough could have been caused by the mechanical airway compression by LAAA. Once diagnosed, surgery is warranted regardless of presence of symptoms.
Conflict of interest
M. Toufan, L. Pourafkari, A. Afrasiabi, M. Sohrabi and N.D. Nader declare that they have no competing interests.
Apical four-chamber trans-thoracic echocardiogram showing the large cystic structure that is compressing on the left ventricle
Modified three-chamber transthoracic echocardiogram showing the distortion of the left ventricle contour by the cystic structure
Transoesophageal echocardiogram at 60 degrees midoesophageal level showing the left atrial appendage aneurysm
Transoesophageal echocardiogram at 60 degrees midoesophageal level showing the blood flow in the left atrial appendage aneurysm
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