Large atrial septal aneurysm and delayed improvement of renal failure due to nephrotoxic drugs (and hemodialysis) in a diabetic patient


ACARTURK E., Paydas S. , AKGUL F.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.24, no.2, pp.233-237, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/jdi-120004101
  • Title of Journal : RENAL FAILURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-237

Abstract

Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is a well known morphologic abnormality and has been largely investigated with both transthoracic (TTE) and/or transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) (1-3). Its association with other congenital and acquired heart diseases and midsystolic clicks has been reported (3-5). ASA also may be associated with an increased risk of embolic events (1,2). In many cases, it is an incidental finding. We describe a patient with acute renal failure associated with nephrotoxic drugs and ASA suggesting endocarditis.