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Patent foramen ovale causing refractory hypoxemia after off-pump coronary artery bypass: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12928218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is not uncommon in the adult population undergoing cardiac surgery. Although usually innocent, PFO can cause severe hypoxemia, which can be reversed only by surgical or interventional interruption of the interatrial right-to-left shunt. Such a case is presented, and the diagnosis and pathophysiology are discussed.
Imad Tabry; Luis Villanueva; Edward Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-20     Completed Date:  2003-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E74-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery and Medicine, Sections of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anoxia / etiology*
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications

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