Pervietà interatriale nell'anziano: Quanto può esserne tardivo il riconoscimento?

Translated title of the contribution: Atrial septal defect: How long can the diagnosis be delayed?

Antonio Greco, M. Zurro, S. Curci, P. Filabozzi, M. Grilli, A. De Matthaeis, G. Vendemiale

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Abstract

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a common congenital heart disease where diagnosis is often performed in the late adulthood but the clinical presentation of ASD in the very elderly is uncommon. A case of a 95 year old male where the ASD diagnosis was delayed until present age is reported. This diagnostic delay suggests that very elderly people are often misdiagnosed for two main reasons: comorbidity and new symptoms. This matter that is a common bias at this age underestimation often excludes these patients from important diagnostic procedures.

Translated title of the contributionAtrial septal defect: How long can the diagnosis be delayed?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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