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Catheter-guided open ligation of a pulmonary artery to left atrium connection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18715468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital malformations causing mild cyanosis can be overlooked. A large intrapulmonary right pulmonary artery to left atrium connection was the unusual etiology of arterial oxygen desaturation and erythrocytosis in an asymptomatic 30-year-old patient. The shunt was not possible to detect at echocardiography. It was closed via a median sternotomy without the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass. A novel technique was to use an angiographic catheter inserted through the wide shunt into the left atrium before the operation to securely identify it at the surgical dissection.
Torbjörn Ivert; Maryam Fathi; Gunilla Forssell; Bertil Svane; Dan Lindblom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-21     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  2011-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karolinska University Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Coronary Circulation
Cyanosis / etiology
Heart Atria / abnormalities*
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Oxygen / blood
Polycythemia / etiology
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
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