Superior vena cava syndrome post minimally invasive mitral valve repair.

Abstract

We describe an unusual presentation of cardiac tamponade as superior vena cava syndrome post minimally invasive mitral valve repair. The tamponade was caused by local compression of junction between the right atrium and superior vena cava. This case illustrates the importance of using transesophageal echocardiogram in postoperative management of cardiac… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2009.00982.x

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@article{Albacker2010SuperiorVC, title={Superior vena cava syndrome post minimally invasive mitral valve repair.}, author={Turki B. Albacker and T. J. McGrath and Marc A Gillinov}, journal={Journal of cardiac surgery}, year={2010}, volume={25 2}, pages={174-5} }