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Physiological impact and transcatheter treatment of the persisting left superior caval vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12365166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A left superior caval vein frequently occurs in the malformed, as well as in the structurally normal, heart. Its physiological impact varies, and is determined by its connections and whether there are associated cardiac lesions. In this review, we describe 3 patients with such a vein, 1 without other lesions and 2 with the anomalous venous channel as a component of a complex cardiac malformation. In all cases, transcatheter techniques were used to treat the physiological dysfunction caused by the presence of the vein. The connections of the vein, and the complexity of the associated cardiac lesions, determine the options for treatment. We define the role of surgical as opposed to transcatheter intervention, and discuss strategies for transcatheter treatment.
Kalyani R Trivedi; Robert M Freedom; Shi-Joon Yoo; Brian W McCrindle; Lee N Benson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-07     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Variety Club Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / physiopathology*,  radiography,  therapy*
Heart Catheterization*
Veins / abnormalities*,  physiopathology*

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