Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Implications of Surgical Management

Published on 2019-06-14T12:00:00Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Persistent left superior vena cava is the most common congenital anomaly of thoracic venous return, which results when the left anterior cardinal vein fails to regress. A 41-year-old African American male with a history of an unspecified childhood cardiac murmur presented to the emergency department with congestive heart failure exacerbation revealing an incidental finding of a persistent left superior vena cava. Ultimately, he required implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement and cardiac transplantation assessment. In the setting of advanced device placement or cardiac transplantation, a persistent left superior vena cava warrants several important clinical considerations at a center capable of addressing the possibility of a right-sided approach and transplantation irregularities.</p></div>

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Boyer, Robin; Sidhu, Ramanjeet; Ghandforoush, Aslan; Win, Theingi; Heidari, Arash (2019): Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava: Implications of Surgical Management. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4543682.v1