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

    Lutembacher’s syndrome


    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.


    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.