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Central retinal vein occlusion immediately following cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12757097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between cardiac surgery and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) has been previously documented; however, in all of these cases the occlusion occurred months after the cardiac surgery. This is the first report of a patient awakening from cardiac surgery with ophthalmoscopically documented CRVO. This diagnostic case report describes a patient who developed CRVO immediately following extensive cardiac surgery including aortic valve, aortic root, and proximal aortic arch replacements, as well as coronary artery bypass grafts. Ophthalmologists and cardiac surgeons alike should be aware that CRVO is a potential complication of cardiac surgery, especially when cardiopulmonary bypass is necessary.
Joshua Fosnot; Carolyn Glazer-Hockstein; Michael J Tolentino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1542-8877     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-21     Completed Date:  2003-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery
Aortic Valve / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Fluorescein Angiography
Heart Valve Diseases / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis,  etiology*

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