Interatrial Septum Hypertrophy: A Pitfall in Bicaval Cannulation

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Nikolaos G. Baikoussis
Emmanouil Theodorakis
Lukia Alexopoulou-Prunia
Theodoros Milas


BACKGROUND: Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum is a rare benign cardiac condition characterized by fatty tissue infiltration of the septum.

CASE PRESENTATION: We presented some interesting images and some possible pitfalls during the cannulation in this circumstance.

CONCLUSION: Surgical therapy appears to be reserved to patients with SVC obstruction or any rhythm disturbances.


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Baikoussis NG, Theodorakis E, Alexopoulou-Prunia L, Milas T. Interatrial Septum Hypertrophy: A Pitfall in Bicaval Cannulation. SEE J Cardiol [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 25 [cited 2023 Dec. 2];4(1):15-7. Available from:
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