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Persistent left superior vena cava complicating hemodynamic monitoring catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  639529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of flow-directed, balloon-tipped catheterizations of the right heart via a persistent left superior vena cava are presented. In both cases, the monitoring catheters assumed similar, atypical configurations on plain chest roentgenograms. Recognition of the characteristic configuration of the course of transvenous catheters through the persistent left superior vena cava allows for plain film diagnosis of this anomaly.
M G Coblentz; M A Criscito; J D Cohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:    1978 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-17     Completed Date:  1978-06-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / radiography
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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