ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Double chambered right ventricle in adulthood: a case report
İbrahim Faruk Aktürk1, Korhan Erkanlı2, Ufuk Topuz3, Nevzat Uslu1, İhsan Bakır2
1Department of Cardiology, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4482
Double chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a rare disorder observed in adulthood and is usually misdiagnosed. The DCRV is a form of right ventricular out flow tract obstruction. In this rare pathology, the right ventricle is divided into two chambers by a muscular band, including high-pressure proximal and low-pressure distal chamber. It develops over time and mostly in patients with an abnormally short distance between the moderator band and pulmonary valve. Most of DCRV patients are diagnosed before 20-years of age. However, despite rarely seen, DCRV may be diagnosed in adults. As it complicates diagnosis, it should be seriously taken into consideration.
Keywords : Adulthood; double chambered right ventricle; pulmonary hypertension
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