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A rare association recognized before cardiac surgery: persistent left superior vena cava and secundum atrial septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18068245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most common congenital anomalies of systemic veins is persistent left superior vena cava. Association of persistent left superior vena cava with other congenital cardiac diseases is common and frequently encountered during diagnostic studies. Contrast echocardiography has an important role in the diagnosis. Owing to the fact that cardiopulmonary by-pass procedure may be problematic in patients with persistent left superior vena cava, this anomaly should be detected before cardiac surgery and required measures should be taken. Our case is an association of persistent left superior vena cava detected in a patient to be operated for secundum atrial septal defect. We report the case owing to its low frequency and to emphasize the importance of detection before cardiac surgery.
Mutlu Buyuklu; Osman Ufacik; Osman Pirhan; Ersan Tatli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  132     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e82-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  surgery*
Preoperative Care
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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