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Percutaneous closure of a persistent left superior vena cava connected to the left atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16337045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral emboli and abscesses are common complications in patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease and right-to-left shunt. Of those, a persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) draining into the left atrium, directly or through an unroofed coronary sinus, is a rather rare finding. In order to prevent recurrent cerebral emboli and abscesses, correction of this anomaly may be recommended. We report the first case of a patient who underwent a percutaneous closure of a persistent LSVC draining into the left atrium with an Amplatzer ASD occluder.
Els Troost; Marc Gewillig; Werner Budts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Brain Abscess / etiology
Cardiovascular Abnormalities / complications,  surgery*
Catheterization, Central Venous
Middle Aged
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  surgery*

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