Positional desaturation due to persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium

Kosuke Shirakawa, Akio Kawamura, Naoto Muraoka, Mitsushige Murata, Hikaru Tsuruta, Ryo Aeba, Keiichi Fukuda

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Abstract

Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly whose prevalence is 0.3 % of general population. The majority of PLSVC drain into right atrium (RA) through the coronary sinus without clinical harm. However, in about 10 % of patients with PLSVC, it drains into left atrium (LA) causing right-to-left shunt. Here, we present a 60-year-old male patient with a PLSVC draining into LA, who developed dyspnea and desaturation depending on the body position after trans-catheter coil embolization of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas. PLSVC draining into LA should be included in the differential diagnosis of positional desaturation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHeart and Vessels
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015 Feb 6

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Superior Vena Cava
Heart Atria
Coronary Sinus
Dyspnea
Pulmonary Artery
Fistula
Differential Diagnosis
Catheters
Population

Keywords

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Coil embolization
  • Coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Positional desaturation due to persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium. / Shirakawa, Kosuke; Kawamura, Akio; Muraoka, Naoto; Murata, Mitsushige; Tsuruta, Hikaru; Aeba, Ryo; Fukuda, Keiichi.

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