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Anomalous great cardiac vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18355223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalous coronary venous anatomy is a little studied and rarely reported subject that is of crucial importance in interventions that rely upon the assumption of normal coronary venous anatomy. In particular, the recognition of coronary vein anomalies that disconnect large segments of the left ventricular myocardium from the main coronary sinus is critical for cardiothoracic surgeons who perform interventions involving retrograde cardioplegia and other forms of coronary venous retroperfusion. We present a rare case of an anomalous great cardiac vein that bypassed the coronary sinus to drain directly into the superior vena cava, and suggest a possible role for antecedent imaging of the coronary venous system in patients who might be expected to undergo such interventions.
Beth M Olearczyk; Dhananjai J Menzies; Patrick H McNulty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bassett Research Institute, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York 13326, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / radiography*
Veins / abnormalities

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