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E-ONLY: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Percutaneous intracardiac baffle stenting after a scimitar vein correction
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 2, pages E130–E133, February 2013
How to Cite
Budts, W., Rega, F. and Gewillig, M. (2013), Percutaneous intracardiac baffle stenting after a scimitar vein correction. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: E130–E133. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24411
- Issue published online: 19 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 27 MAR 2012 06:01AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 FEB 2012
- congenital heart disease;
- anomalous pulmonary venous return;
- transcatheter intervention
A typical scimitar vein was surgically corrected in a female patient of 35 years old. The postoperative course was uneventful and in the first months after the functional capacity normalized. Six months after the correction, the patient developed progressive dyspnea. Kinking and distal stenosis of the intracardiac baffle which connected the scimitar vein to the left atrium were diagnosed. Balloon dilatation and stenting could normalize the blood flow through the baffle. The patient remains symptom-less up to six months after the procedure. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.