Successful Surgical Management of a Double-Chambered Left Ventricle in a 13-Year-Old Girl: A Report of a Rare Case


  • Omer Faruk Dogan
  • Dursun Alehan
  • Umit Duman



Background: Double-chambered left ventricle (DCLV) is a rare congenital anomaly, and only a few cases in which a 2-chambered LV is separated by the interventricular septum or an abnormal muscle bundle have been reported in the literature. Frequently, such cases are diagnosed when a patient is admitted to hospital for the evaluation of a cardiac murmur, and most of these patients have isolated DCLV

Materials and Methods: We describe the case of a 13-year-old girl with DCLV who had twice undergone operation, including mitral valve replacement, in our institution.

Result: No gradient was found after surgical resection of the hypertrophic floating mass, and the patient's symptoms disappeared.

Discussion: Surgical resection can be carried out in patients with DCLV when done sufficiently early, and careful echocardiographic examination is important in a continuing follow-up. Surgeons should keep in mind the possibility of a recurrence of DCLV


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How to Cite

Dogan, O. F., Alehan, D., & Duman, U. (2005). Successful Surgical Management of a Double-Chambered Left Ventricle in a 13-Year-Old Girl: A Report of a Rare Case. The Heart Surgery Forum, 7(3), E198-E200.