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Journal:   IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ)   SUMMER 2012 , Volume 13 , Number 2; Page(s) 49 To 53.
 
Paper: 

PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA DRAINING DIRECTLY INTO LEFT ATRIUM AND NORMAL CORONARY SINUS (CASE REPORT)

 
 
Author(s):  OJAGHI HAGHIGHI S.Z., NAZARIHAYNOU HOSSEIN*
 
* RAJAEI CARDIOVASCULAR, MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER,VALI ASR AVE., NIAYESH BLVD, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
A persistent left superior vena cava is a frequent variation of the thoracic venous system and is explained by the persistence of the left superior cardinal vein. However, in most cases, it drains into the coronary sinus. It sometimes terminates directly into the left atrium but this anomaly is usually associated with the absence of the coronary sinus. To our knowledge, only rare cases of a persistent left superior vena cava terminating into the left atrium with a normal coronary sinus have been described. In this article, we present a case with a direct connection between the left superior vena cava and the left atrium, diagnosed by saline contrast echocardiography, and describe the contribution of echocardiography in the diagnosis of a persistent left superior vena cava. Echocardiography is a reliable and easy diagnostic tool that allows a bedside approach in a patient in whom there is suspicion of a persistent left superior vena cava, without the administration of radiographic contrast.
 
Keyword(s): PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
 
 
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OJAGHI HAGHIGHI, S., & NAZARIHAYNOU, H. (2012). PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA DRAINING DIRECTLY INTO LEFT ATRIUM AND NORMAL CORONARY SINUS (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ), 13(2), 49-53. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275564



Vancouver: Copy

OJAGHI HAGHIGHI S.Z., NAZARIHAYNOU HOSSEIN. PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA DRAINING DIRECTLY INTO LEFT ATRIUM AND NORMAL CORONARY SINUS (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ). 2012 [cited 2021June25];13(2):49-53. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275564



IEEE: Copy

OJAGHI HAGHIGHI, S., NAZARIHAYNOU, H., 2012. PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA DRAINING DIRECTLY INTO LEFT ATRIUM AND NORMAL CORONARY SINUS (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN HEART JOURNAL (IHJ), [online] 13(2), pp.49-53. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=275564.



 
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