Published on:
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(2):179
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.95381

    Lutembacher’s syndrome

    Authors:

    Sandhya S. Kulkarni, Amit K. Sakaria, Sanket K. Mahajan, Kuldeep B. Shah

    Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Dhebewadi Road, Karad, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra, India.

    Abstract:

    The definition of Lutembacher's syndrome has undergone many changes. It refers to combination of congenital Atrial Septal Defect with acquired mitral stenosis. Lutembacher's syndrome is a very rare disease and in the past, it has been either overdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Here, we will discuss a case of a pregnant lady who developed breathlessness during her third trimester of pregnancy and on detailed examination and investigation, she was found to be having Lutembacher's syndrome.

    Key words:Atrial septal defect, Lutembacher’s syndrome, mitral stenosis.