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Echocardiographic diagnosis of double-chambered left ventricle

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Double-chambered left ventricle (DCLV) is a rare congenital abnormality in which the left ventricle is divided into two separate chambers by a septum or anomalous muscular structure. The chambers are observed mostly parallel to each other without stenosis, and less frequently in a superior-inferior arrangement. An asymptomatic girl is presented here who was diagnosed with DCLV on echocardiographic examination that was performed for the evaluation of cardiac murmur detected by a pediatrician. She has been followed up without treatment.

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Meki Bilici, Fikri Demir, Alper Akın, Abdülmenap Güzel, Osman Akdeniz, and İlhan Tan declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institutional committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions. Informed consent was obtained from the parents of the patient being included in the study.

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Video 1 Echocardiographic images showing muscular structure dividing left ventricle and resultant accessory and main chambers. The flow between left ventricular chambers can also be seen. (AVI 6835 kb)

Video 2 The left ventriculography showing double-chambered left ventricle (AVI 99332 kb)

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Bilici, M., Demir, F., Akın, A. et al. Echocardiographic diagnosis of double-chambered left ventricle. J Echocardiogr 14, 176–178 (2016).

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