Title

Transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of the persistent left superior vena cava.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1992

Abstract

Three patients with suspected persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography underwent single-plane transesophageal echocardiography. In all three patients transverse cuts through right atrium and coronary sinus demonstrated the presence of PLSVC. Agitated contrast injection into the left antecubital vein opacified PLSVC and coronary sinus in all cases. Transesophageal echocardiography is superior to transthoracic echo in the diagnosis of PLSVC and associated cardiac anomalies.

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

159

Last Page

162

ISSN

0894-7317

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

1571170

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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