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Double-chambered left ventricle


We describe a rare congenital anomaly in a 39-year-old woman who was referred for a preoperative echocardiographic assessment in February 2012. A double-chambered left ventricle was suspected on transthoracic echocardiography and was confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography.


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Ali, I.F., Tohamy, K.Y. & Akbar, M. Double-chambered left ventricle. Egypt J Intern Med 24, 105–107 (2012).

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  • double chamber
  • echocardiography
  • left ventricle