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Keywords:

  • congenital heart disease;
  • anomalous pulmonary venous return;
  • stent;
  • 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.