Fatal Hypoxemia Following Mitral Valve Replacement

John M. Streitz, Peter R. Maggs

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Patency of the foramen ovale is a common condition. In certain clinical settings it permits the development of right-to-left intracardiac shunting. A case is described of sudden, fatal hypoxemia due to shunting through a patent foramen ovale immediately following mitral valve replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-105
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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