Successful transcatheter occlusion of an anomalous pulmonary vein with dual drainage to the left atrium

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Abstract

We describe a case of a scimitar syndrome “variant” where dual drainage existed from the right upper and middle pulmonary veins to the inferior vena cava and left atrium. Device closure of the anomalous vein at the level of the connection to the IVC was successful in achieving diversion of pulmonary venous flow to the left atrium. Vigilance during work-up of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (whether isolated or associated with other cardiac defects that may be amenable to device closure) is important to define the presence of dual connections to the left atrium, in which case a less-invasive transcatheter approach may be feasible. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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