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Tetrad for Isolated Right Atrial Infarction

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an isolated infarct of the right atrium based on the tetrad of Wong et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

I21, I22

Description:

Infarction of the right atrium occurs more often than it is recognized, often in the setting of a ventricular infarct. Wong et al described a tetrad of findings seen in a patient with an isolated right atrial infarct associated with disease in the sinus node artery. The authors are from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.

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