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A Case of an Anomalous Superior Vena Cava with Anomalous Pulmonary Veins-When Two Wrongs Do not Make a Right.
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PMID:  20678126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intravenous agitated saline injection is useful in identifying right-to-left shunting at the atrial or intrapulmonary level. Anomalous systemic venous drainage to the left atrium is a rare but easily correctable cause of right-to-left shunting which, if left undiagnosed, may have serious consequences, including meningitis and pyogenic brain abscesses. This case illustrates an unusual cause of right-to-left shunting and the utility of venous microbubble injection in its diagnosis. (Echocardiography 2011;28:E39-E41).
Authors:
Susie N Hong; Ambika Nayar; Monvadi B Srichai; Jeffrey A Morgan; David Meyer; Edward Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
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